Christian Science, a Law

WHEN the concept of an automobile dawned upon human consciousness, the inventor delved for the laws which would enable him to make a model capable of performing the duties the demand required. Because the first model did not give satisfaction, or probably did not run at all, did the inventor cling to the crude model before his eyes? No, indeed! He kept in thought the concept of a machine that would demonstrate strength, speed, and beauty.

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, saw God's idea, perfect and harmonious, and knew that this was man. Can we think she would have healed any one if she had clung to what she saw with her material eyes? No. Mrs. Eddy, the great spiritual seer of this age, studying the Bible, saw in the first chapter of Genesis that man is made in the image and likeness of God. She did not try to see God as manlike, but saw man as perfect and Godlike, and knew that the divine Principle of perfect man is God. She perceived that all through the Bible, when men saw as God sees, and listened for the "still small voice," they beheld the law of goodness, the law of God, and were guided thereby to health, wisdom, and love.

Jesus of Nazareth manifested God's perfect idea to the thought of the world. The world had long been mystified by the Adam-dream, or believing in an opposite to good, had been deluded with the thought that man is separated from God, the Father; but Christ Jesus brought to mankind the truth that spiritual man is at-one with the Father. He was ever conscious of his own unity with God, and was always ready to teach men of the law of divine good by parable and healing.

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March 10, 1923

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