To those with eyes to see, the experiences of everyday life are full of beautiful lessons. The following incident is related in the hope that it may be helpful to some one. A woman was once walking the floor of her room, thinking, and as she walked her eye fell on a beam of light lying across the carpet. She stood still to see whence it came, because it did not lie in the direction in which the sun's rays came through the window. At first she could not find the seeming source of the light and she continued to walk. Then it was seen that as her form came in front of a certain piece of furniture in the room the ray of light disappeared. It was a dark, mahogany chiffonier, a thing which very evidently had no light in itself, yet there it was, reflecting the sun's rays and apparently giving out light. The lesson was clear, and was at once applied to the relationship between God and man as explained in Christian Science. We have no light in ourselves, no power of ourselves,—no more than had that mahogany chiffonier,—but as we reflect the light of infinite Truth and Love, there seems to radiate from us light and joy to brighten the lives of others, who in turn will be led to see that all light comes from the one infinite source.

Jesus said, "I can of mine own self do nothing," but he also realized his infinite ability to reflect God when he said, "I and my Father are one." On page 259of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says: 

"The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow,—thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying." Jesus was the Wayshower, and like him we must learn to recognize man's at-one-ment with the Father, and so throw "upon mortals the truer reflection of God."

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The Pattern Seen in the Mount
February 23, 1918

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