In the Mirror of Divine Science

The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," was the successful outcome of Mrs. Eddy's effort to elucidate for human comprehension the truth of her spiritual discovery that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation" (p. 468). In expounding this discovery, Mrs. Eddy uses different forms of expression, such as statements of absolute truth, argument, and similes or illustrations, these being similar to the method utilized by Jesus in his teaching.

Of the similes or illustrations found in Science and Health, none, perhaps, is clearer than that on pages 515 and 516, where, in an explanation of man as the reflection of God, Mrs. Eddy writes: "Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God. Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection. Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original." To one student, this citation unfolded much of helpfulness when studied in conjunction with another from pages 476 and 477: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick."

Prayer and Its Answer One
March 4, 1933

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