The True Light

A student of Christian Science who was troubled and longed earnestly for inspiration and encouragement, found in an art gallery an object lesson which seemed to her like an answer to prayer.

In one of the rooms a photographer was at work, taking a picture of a beautiful oil painting, a lovely sea picture in which the parting of the clouds revealed a burst of sunlight, an effect sometimes spoken of as the sun drawing water. Two lights were turned on the picture, each bearing a reflector. By changing the lights the photographer could bring into view exquisite colors before unnoticed. As the visitor watched the work, she was impressed by the photographer's patience in making his preparations for taking the picture. He worked with unhurried precision and an earnest desire for perfection. Finally, when all was ready, the exposure was timed with deep attention.

Giving Thanks
July 25, 1931

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