"Having eyes, see ye not?"

IN the Glossary of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy gives us the following (p. 586): "Eyes. Spiritual discernment, — not material but mental. Jesus said, thinking of the outward vision, 'Having eyes, see ye not?' (Mark viii. 18.)"

It is a common belief that a large number of people suffer from imperfect eyesight. The usual thing is to try to do something to improve the material sense of sight, whereas what is essential is that one should get the right idea of sight.

In the light of Christian Science we recognize sight to be a faculty of the divine Mind, infinite and perfect; and to say that man, God's likeness, can suffer from short sight, astigmatized sight, failing sight, is obviously absurd. Sight being perfect, it can never become less than perfect. Mortal theories allow each of us a ration of sight, and if this is lost or damaged, no more may be forthcoming. It would be illogical to say that anyone is limited in the amount of the numbers he may use in arithmetic, in the amount of words he may use in speaking or writing, or in the number of musical notes he may use in singing. Surely it is equally illogical to attempt to limit the amount of sight he may use in seeing!

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