AN OBJECT-LESSON

Glancing up from study one morning, attention was attracted to a bright spot of light on the darker side of the room under a heavy chair, where the color of the carpet was intensified into a brilliant red. The sun was streaming into the room, but from a direction which rendered it impossible for it to reach this particular place. The brilliancy was recognized as a reflection, and a glance was cast about to discover its source of illumination. At an angle from the chair stood a book-case, the glass door of which was receiving a direct ray of sunshine and sending back its borrowed light into this shaded nook, lending to the carpet a color more beautiful than that of any other part of the room.

The Lesson-Sermon which was the subject of study at the time this silent object-lesson was observed, strongly emphasized the truth and beauty of reflection in the universe of Spirit, and the fact that nothing but love can comprehend and adequately represent Love, divine Principle. A few moments later, when the sunshine had passed the windows, the spot so attractively bright had deepened again to a dull tint, and the glass in the book-case was likewise without light or reflection. It was clear that the glass had in itself no power to give out light, but once in the path of the sunlight it reflected a perfect image, in accordance with the law of optics.

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