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Christian Science teaches, as does the Bible, that man is the image of God—the reflection of God. This means that the real man expresses good continually. It were well that we should be clear about this; well that we should be assured that man, God's image, can do naught but express good. Referring to man on pages 119 and 120 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says that he "is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense." It is the law of man's being that he shall reflect or express only good. And wonderful it is to know that in doing so he experiences the restfulness of perfect Mind.

The Christian Scientist, endowed with the knowledge of man's unchangeable relationship to God, as His reflection, is conscious of the divine fact that man expresses only good; and this understanding affects his entire manner of living. Thus, he is continually striving to realize the truth about his real selfhood, and to live accordingly. And, further, through his knowledge of the spiritual nature of man he is able to discern the unreal nature of so-called mortal man, and to rise above the frailties of materiality. What an asset is this understanding to him! With it he can joyously claim man's sonship with God, and deny and overcome the errors of material sense.

Mastering Menaces
April 6, 1935

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