The Clean Windowpane

"The manifestation of God through mortals is as light passing through the window-pane. The light and the glass never mingle, but as matter, the glass is less opaque than the walls. The mortal mind through which Truth appears most vividly is that one which has lost much materiality—much error—in order to become a better transparency for Truth. Then, like a cloud melting into thin vapor, it no longer hides the sun." So writes Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 295). Herein she presents a most helpful comparison which may be carried to its ultimate with much profit.

There is no Christian Scientist who does not long to become a perfect "transparency for Truth," who does not work and pray for that complete purification of sense and self which shall enable him to reflect only the glories of infinite Truth and Love. All are continually seeking to understand and appropriate the exact and perfect method of Christian Science in such full measure that nothing shall hinder their constant advancement in the understanding and demonstration of the truth that man is in reality the reflection of divine Mind. In this earnest endeavor they are confronted with the problem of learning how to keep their windowpanes clean—how to keep their thinking free from all that is false and contaminating, from all that would obscure or dim the bright shining of the light of perfection and holiness which shall help the world to recognize and adore the ever present Christ.

Among the Churches
February 14, 1920

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