"As we forgive our debtors"

Jesus taught his followers to pray, as a part of that sublime prayer which we know as the Lord's Prayer, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Mary Baker Eddy interprets this petition in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" as follows (p. 17): "And Love is reflected in love."

The Bible informs us that God made man in His own image and likeness. Christian Science declares that man is God's reflection. It follows that man provides the evidence of what God is. The real man witnesses to the fact that God is Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love. Therefore our whole duty is consciously to express the divine nature, to show forth His goodness, righteousness, intelligence, to manifest true spirituality, immortality, divine Love. This is our debt to our creator, and in Science the real man fulfills this obligation, for he is the true reflection of God and cannot deviate from his original perfection.

Finding Good
May 30, 1942

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