Indispensable Human Footsteps

"The divine demand, 'Be ye therefore perfect,' is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable." So writes Mary Baker Eddy on pages 253 and 254 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Many an inquirer has asked just what these human footsteps are. It is clear that perfection is not found in any earthly place or in any form of matter.

Because God is perfect Mind, perfection is found in that only which reflects God, which manifests the glory of God. In the true consciousness which expresses the perfection, immortality, and infinitude of Love there is no room for anything unlike God. Divine Mind and its reflection constitute perfect God and perfect man, as revealed to the world in Christian Science, and proved to be infallibly true by the healing of sin and all manner of disease.

It is clear that for spiritual man there is no stepping down from or stepping up to the perfect Principle which he reflects. Knowing this, Jesus said, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do." This is the law of spiritual reflection: that man expresses godliness and can never be ungodly or material.

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September 12, 1936

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