On page 29 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy associates light with one of the greatest and most far-reaching events, fraught with beneficent import to the whole world. She writes, "The illumination of Mary's spiritual sense put to silence material law and its order of generation, and brought forth her child by the revelation of Truth, demonstrating God as the Father of men."

In the first chapter of his Gospel, John declares, in speaking of Christ Jesus. "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world," And later Jesus assured his followers. "Ye are the light of the world." Therefore whoever understands and thereby identifies himself with this light individually, universally, is "demonstrating God as the Father of men."

We are inclined to think that light is something objective, therefore outside ourselves; that it belongs to or reaches some more than others. Light, however, is universally and impartially bestowed. That which alone prevents spiritual illumination is the conscious or unconscious acceptance of mental darkness, the belief in ignorance, faithlessness, or fear— all that is illusionary.

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Man Is a Unit
August 21, 1943

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