"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Jamae van Eck is a Christian Scientist Practitioner and teacher who has experienced over many years the healing power of Divine Love. She is convinced that no one is beyond redemption, and no problem or difficulty beyond God's power to resolve & heal.

Christian Science practitioners
provide spiritual treatment
through prayer. The result is
healing - the change of thought
that brings transformed lives
and the resolution of relational,
physical, or financial difficulties.

She teaches that salvation does not occur only at some point in the future, but that here and now God's saving grace and divine laws are available to everyone
who seeks them.

Learn more of her life, her writings and talks, and the practice of healing in which she is engaged.

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SACRAMENT  

The word “sacrament” is defined by Webster’s as “a sacred religious act symbolizing spiritual reality and instituted by Jesus (at the Last Supper) as a  means of grace or consecration.”   Sacred is defined as “set apart for the service or worship” of Deity and “entitled to reverence.”   In the Catholic Church there are seven sacraments; in the Protestant, only two: baptism and eucharist.  Sacrifice generally means renunciation of what is not sacred or holy.   

The lesson begins with the account in John of the “feast of the passover” or Eucharist.    Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is symbolic of cleansing or purifying whatever is most degrading.   The question this lesson answers is: “How do we best worship God?   According to Micah (6:8), it’s by doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.   Healing, as viewed and practice in Christian Science, is a form of worshipping God, and it was Jesus’ promise that  “he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;  and greater works than these shall he do…” (John 14:12)    

What might be considered a “greater work” could be the healing of community strife, of family discord, of national upheaval.   Only thus can we “worship the Father in spirit and in truth.”   Our  aim or devotion, then, is to demonstrate divine Love by “casting out error and healing the sick”—by proving the authority of the Christ or Truth over all discord.   What does it mean to eat of Jesus bread and drink of his cup?   It simply means being Christlike and willing to sacrifice all materiality for holiness.   Mary Baker Eddy puts it this way:  “Our Eucharist  is spiritual communion  with the one God.  Our bread `which cometh down from heaven’ is Truth.  Our cup is the cross.  Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers.”  (S&H 35:25-29)  

Only thus can we “worship the Father in spirit an in truth.”     What does it mean to eat of Jesus’ body (or bread) and drink of his cup?   It simply means being Christlike and willing to reject all materiality for holiness.   To grow in grace our motives must be pure, and we must be willing to sacrifice all for Christ or Truth.  Then we, like the early disciples, can cast our nets on the right side, and find them filled.   Are we ready to pray:  “Not my will but Thine be done?”  And to give all for Christ or Truth?   If so, then all things can “become new.” 

Yes, we each have the “cup of sorrowful effort” to drink in proportion to (our) demonstration of Jesus’ love and his self-renunciation.  As Mrs. Eddy puts it:  “His (Jesus’) true flesh and blood were his Life;  and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.” (S&H 25:10)    How, then, do we best love God and honor Jesus’ self-sacrifice?  By feeding the sheep.    She writes:  “What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.”  (S&H 4:3-5)   She points out that the “morning meal” we commemorate is our own humility in casting our nets “on the right side” and thus rising into newness of Life as Spirit.  (S&H 4:3-5)   

She writes:  “What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and  good deeds.”  (S&H 4:33-5)  But it is proofs, not profession, that are demanded of each of us.   How comforting to know that God’ law “demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.” (S&H 233:1-7)   Demonstrating the restorative, healing power of Truth means “walking in newness of life.”  It means following Christ, or the truth Jesus lived and taught.  Only in so doing can we “drink of his cup, partake of his bread, and be baptized with his purity.” 

Yes, we all have to take up the cross (the world’s hatred of Truth) and thereby “lay our earthly all on the alter of divine Science.”  Then we will be “endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.” (S&H 55:21)  There is no other road to the practical oneness with our Maker that we yearn to demonstrate.    Yes, in many ways, we’re getting error’s “louder scream” today.  But that only assures its self-destruction and the ultimate victory of the good that is God-derived. 

Jamae van Eck

Jamae van Eck

"The law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of
sin and death ."
Romans 8:1

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