Divine Reflection

In explaining to his disciples the unity existing between God the creator and His creations, that tender protection which divine Love ever gives to its own, and also to emphasize the necessity for love and obedience on the part of man, the Master chose as an illustration the relationship of father and son, the tie between parent and offspring being the highest earthly conception of love and protection.

Thus a concept of divine Love and guidance founded upon the human sense of relationship, was established by the Master to awaken in the human heart the dormant sense of spiritual unity. This use of the human to explain the divine has come down the centuries, and is accepted and applied today by all exponents and followers of Truth; but as human sense through Christian Science becomes more spiritual, and we thus ascend the scale of being, we shall lose sight of fleshly ties, of an anthropomorphic God, and the scientific significance of the term reflection, which Mrs. Eddy says "few persons comprehend" (Science and Health, p. 301), will be understood and accepted. It will be realized, through the application and demonstration of spiritual law, that God and man coexist, and that God being infinite Life, Truth, and Love, and man having no existence, intelligence, or love apart from his Maker, loving obedience is a part of the divine order of reflection. According to the Scriptures, man lives for a holy purpose, to manifest his creator; but the nature of this reflection needs to be apprehended in order to overcome the deflection of mortal sense.

Love's Guidance
May 29, 1915

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