Reflecting the Divine

Christian Science brings the joy of spiritual possibilities into everyday affairs with its teaching that all good is of God, and that the real man is God's reflection. Daily living is transformed when one becomes aware of the activity of spiritual good. Is there anything more interesting and joyful than to experience the unfolding of pure and right ideas? Even the ordinary task takes on a new aspect when the thought behind it is the desire to reflect purity and spiritual peace.

Man made in the image of God reflects Life, Truth, and Love. Every inspired word which helps us to understand God help us also to understand the real man, and to know what to affirm as true regarding him. We can readily test the quality of our thinking, our words, and our actions by asking ourselves how much they reflect of the divine. Our perfect example, Christ Jesus, reflected the divine so completely that he could say, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." He could meet the challenge of his enemies with the calm declaration, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the son likewise."

The Apostle James describes God as "the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." The real man, reflecting God, does not change or turn; he abides in light. But our false concept of man must be changed through the truth that is revealed to us. Thought must turn toward God. The word "conversion," so often used to express reform of thought and life, means "turning." The shadow of false belief has nothing to do with divine reflection, for divine Love can only enlighten.

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February 9, 1929

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