Love's Transparency

On page 330 of "Miscellaneous Writings" by Mary Baker Eddy we find the following: "The alders bend over the streams to shake out their tresses in the water-mirrors; let mortals bow before the creator, and, looking through Love's transparency, behold man in God's own image and likeness, arranging in the beauty of holiness each budding thought." What a helpful lesson is presented to us by this beautiful word picture, and what an inspiring thought we receive from the careful study of these few lines! First, there is the picture of the alders, gracefully bending over the crystal stream to shake out "their tresses." The water-mirror, transparent and clear, gives back the reflection in all its unmarred beauty. So one, if he will, may bow before his creator and "looking through Love's transparency" see the real man, the true image and likeness of God, Love, in all his splendid, unchanging perfection and beauty.

This was what Jesus saw when, from far and wide, men suffering from all kinds of errors or "devils" came to him. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 59 of "Miscellaneous Writings," "That individual is the best healer who asserts himself the least, and thus becomes a transparency for the divine Mind, who is the only physician." Jesus was ever gazing through "Love's transparency," beholding no trace of error or discord. It was this clear perception which enabled him to perform the instantaneous healings that seem so marvelous to the world to-day.

A little five-year-old girl, who had received instruction in a Christian Science Sunday School, proved in a beautiful way the efficacy of Love's reflection. She was attending kindergarten. One of her fellow pupils seemed to express much discord, and none of the children cared to have him join their games. One Sunday this little girl, her face beaming with joy, told her teacher that all the children liked Joe now. Upon being questioned as to how this had been brought about, Mary said, "Why, I remembered that God is Love, and when I saw Joe in Love, he stopped being cross; and we all love him now." Surely this was looking through "Love's transparency."

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"Love is the way alway"
July 2, 1927

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