The True Light

A student of Christian Science once observed that the leaves of a cherished plant which stood before a window in her room were turned away from the semidarkness within towards the light which streamed through the half-open window. Each tender leaf was irresistibly drawn to the light. The student often turned the plant about so that the leaves again faced the darkened interior. Later she would find the same leaves again facing the light. Human interference was powerless to counteract the spontaneous attraction of the light of day.

The Apostle John tells us in the Bible, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men;" and further, "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." The Christ, the light of Life, reveals the real and eternal selfhood of each one, the perfect spiritual identity and individuality of every child of God. Spiritual man can no more be separated from his creator, infinite, omnipresent Spirit, than the rays of light from the sun. Through the study of Christian Science all who are receptive may understand and reflect Christ, Truth. On page 295 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "The manifestation of God through mortals is as light passing through the window-pane."

It is our privilege and duty as students of Christian Science so to let the light of Truth and Love shine in our thinking and be manifested in our daily lives, that the words of the Way-shower, Christ Jesus, will indeed be demonstrated: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Every sincere student of Christian Science is an acknowledged disciple of Christ, and as such should constantly reflect the tender, loving spirit of the Master.

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"The sinless joy"
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