Accession: A10650A
Editorial Title: Children, have ye any meat?
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Scribe: unknown 
Date: October 25, 1885 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: This sermon was written in unknown handwriting, perhaps that of Calvin A. Frye, with edits by Mary Baker Eddy. In some places, she erased and wrote over entire paragraphs.
Editorial Note: This service marks the first time that Mary Baker Eddy preached at Chickering Hall and that the Church of Christ (Scientist) formally organized a Sunday School. The November 1885 issue of The Christian Science JournalThe Christian Science Journal
This monthly periodical was first issued every other month, beginning on April 14, 1883, as the Journal of Christian Science. It became a monthly periodical August 2, 1884, and its name changed to The Christian Science Journal in April 1885.
reported: "The Hawthorne Rooms proving too small for the congregations, Chickering Hall has been engaged for the season; and when this proves too small, we will get a still larger one."
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"Children have ye any meat, They answered him, No"John 21:5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

John 21:5

According to the gospel narrativeAs Written:narative St Peter was an impulsive man and at times morally vacillating he tested. as well as rewarded the wonderful patience of his master. He was spokesman for the twelve disciples his mental activity and sudden strength stormed the citadels of other minds [*]Editorial Note: The edits in the remainder of this paragraph were made by Mary Baker Eddy over erased words that are not legible. dispossessed them and they capitulated It was thus that his more moderate brethren fell into his temptation and went back to their netsJohn 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a-fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

When the Master was no longer with them to rebuke and lead on by his calm courage & moral grandeurAs Written:granduer the tension was great and the scoffs of men and their struggles with self seemed to overpower them and their piety yielded to their pride In the days of their leaders prosperity left their several vocations changed the channels of their lives socially and religiously with the hope no doubtAs Written:dout of following in him spiritually in word and work . But now when ambition life to see the kingdom restored to the Jews was blasted their leader no longer a victim but vanquished slain and silent as the sepulcher where they had laid him they who had followed him for worldly prestige or power turned away weary of the strife

They had not for suffered enough to enjoy the life of their Lord It took stripes imprisonment and cruel mockings to atone for the derelictionsAs Written:derelections and bring them in humility to the foot of their masters cross where they could say I count it all joy that I am found worthy to suffer for Christ

In his paling day when the full orbed glory of divine power healing the sick and raising the dead shone as the very Shekinah in their midst and the anointed of his Father rode triumphantly into the city that stoned the prophets -- his disciples appeared to follow him but when the pall of the crucifixion was enshrouding them and the Master bade them watch with him one hour they slept

When the world wag her head directionallyAs Written:directionaly and the finger of scorn pointed at them then pride overcame their piety and Peter profanely denied that he knew him This was the hour Jesus spoke of to that disciple to prepare him to meet it as befitted a true follower of him but he doubted him and impertinently replied that it was not so This was the hour the loving life giving Godlike when Jesus should be tempted by the power of death and the grave and worse than they the malignity of his foes contrary to all human law should engirdle him on every hand and voluntarily surrender his body to their brutal cruelty and listen speechlessly to the impious taunts of maudling hypocrites

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Sermon.

"Children have ye any meat, They answered him, No"John 21:5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

John 21:5

According to the gospel narativeCorrected:narrative St Peter was an impulsive character man and at times morally vacillating As a student he must have sorely tried he tested. as well as rewarded the divine wonderful patience of his master. He was the spokesman of for the 12 disciples twelve disciples his mental activity and sudden strength stormed the citadels of other minds that [*]Editorial Note: The edits in the remainder of this paragraph were made by Mary Baker Eddy over erased words that are not legible. dispossessed them and they capitulated It was thus that his more moderate brethren fell into his temptation his conclusion and went back to their netsJohn 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a-fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

When the Master was no longer withthem them to rebuke them his students and lead them on in by his calm calm courage & moral granduerCorrected:grandeur the tension was too great and the scoffs of men and their struggles with self seemed to overpowered them and them and their piety yielded to their pride In the days of their leaders prosperity they followed their great leader had forsaken the old vocations and left their several vocations changed the channels of their lives socially and religion religiously with the hope no doutCorrected:doubt of following in him spiritually in word and work works. His hope & But now when ambition of their new life to see the kingdom restored to the Jews was blasted and their leader no longer a victim but vanquished slain and forever silent as the sepulcher where they had laid him they who had followed him for worldly prestige or power turned away weary of the strife

They had not for his miracles suffered enough to enjoy the life of their Lord It took stripes imprisonment and cruel mockings to atone for the derelectionsCorrected:derelictions and bring them in humility to the foot of their masters cross where they could say necessity there was for him to suffer the scourging that brought him to the foot of the cross to say in deep humility I count it all joy that I am found worthy to suffer for Christ

In his paling day when the full orbed glory of divine power healing the sick and raising the dead shone as the very Shekinah in their midst and the anointed of his Father rode triumphantly into the city that stoned the prophets -- his disciples appeared to followed him but when the pall of the crucifixion was enshrouding them and the Master bade them watch with him one hour they slept

And When the world wag her head directionalyCorrected:directionally and the finger of scorn pointed at them then pride overcame their piety and Peter profanely denied that he knew him This was the hour Jesus spoke of to that disciple to prepare him to meet it as befitted a true follower of him but he doubted him and impertinently replied that it was not so This was the hour the meek loving life giving Godlike when Jesus should be tempted by the power of death and the grave and worse than they the malignity of his foes contrary to all human law should engirdle him on every hand and He must and voluntarily surrender his body to their brutal cruelty and listen to in speechlessly to the impious taunts of a maudling hypocrites