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Weekly Message for Sunday, March 23, 2003

                     The Master Mind Jesus:  "As you sow, so shall you reap."

             Jesus taught that we live in a "sowing and reaping universe."  "As you sow, so shall you reap," stated the Greatest Teacher the world has ever known.

             This morning I saw the results of a poll posted on Yahoo.com stating that 76% of Americans polled support the war with Iraq.

              In Religious Science we don't deny "what is," we don't judge it and we don't name it as either Good or Bad ... what is ... "is."  However, we understand that "what is" is an effect of the prevailing consciousness..... and in this case, we can know that the War in Iraq is an "effect" of a world consciousness manipulated by fear .... "what we seek, we find" ... always and forever .... we look for an enemy and we shall find them ... we look to people to guide us ... and people will guide us .... we look to God to guide us and God will guide us .... but we don't get to have it both ways .... we do not "reap" what we do not "sow" and we will always "reap" what we do "sow."  This is an immutable, eternal Law of the Universe.... as we "sow" our faith in the false sense of security that seemingly "winning a war" brings us ... we lose the true security of "sowing" our faith in the Omnipotent Power of God or Good.

            Anyway you look at it there is no
"WIN in WAR."  There never has been, for in our ignorance of the Law of the Universe we continue to perpetuate that which can never be a WIN .... we only continue to "sow the seeds" for future wars.  This is what we are sowing .... a future filled with more of what we are manifesting Now.  The results of the poll, 76% supporting the war, is evidence of the prevailing consciousness.

            I would guess that a great many of these 76% respondents are Christians .... but do they truly believe in the Christ message?
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

          A Jewish friend of mine told me that what we need is for the Messiah to come and straighten this all out ... who would listen to him or her? I don't think many would.... most people only give "lip service" to the teachings of Jesus or twist them to meet the objectives of their own agendas .. Jesus could not have made the Principles of Life more simple ..
there is no Messiah coming ... and don't look for Jesus to come back either ... He already gave us His Best ....  the Messiah we seek is in the midst of each of us .... we each must seek the demonstration of Truth in our lives and then we will see a different world around us.
           As Americans, we can examine our currency and read the words, "In God We Trust" .... but we don't?
Emerson stated that to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result is the definition of insanity .... can anyone truly believe that we can demonstrate peace by warring against each other ... that killing will eliminate our enemies?  That bombing and killing innocent people shows our Trust in God .... Infinite Good?

              Already there is a movement to make France our enemy because the French would not go along with this war.  I have already received a message asking for boycotts of French products and companies.  Rather than boycott France maybe we should just bomb them too .... after all, they could be a "threat" to us too ... they could turn out to be right .... and for far too many of us that would just not do ... because too many of us want to see enemies ... want to do God's work because WE DON'T TRUST GOD TO HANDLE THE UNIVERSE ... and too many of us want to be right ... and


 And So It Is! 
Letting Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,
Henry Lee Bates                          

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