In the first epistle of John we read : "When he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." This text was pondered much by the writer, prior to his acceptance of Christian Science; and while seeking to analyze the statement as to why the simple act of seeing God would make us like Him, Truth's reply was, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God;" in other words, until we become pure in heart we are unable to take cognizance of the divine manifestation.

A few illustrations may serve to broaden the scope and enlarge the significance of this truth, namely, the impossibility of the presence of both light and darkness at the same time, also the futility of attempting to bring darkness into light, being always the displacer of darkness. We have further the self-evident fact that no two things can occupy any one space at the same time. The apostle John gives us several absolute and definite statements about the impossibility of anything opposed to God's likeness being conscious of God's existence, namely, "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all;" another, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

October 21, 1911

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