Seeing the Honest Man

"I am the way, the truth, and the life," said Christ Jesus (John 14:6). His way was the Christ-way of seeing man in God's image and likeness—the whole man, the free man, the honest man the perfect man—where the imperfect, flesh-embound sense of man seemed to be. And it is our privilege through Christian Science to begin now to see man as perfect.

Man is governed by God, good, whose perfect law is in constant operation, governing man's every thought, action, and desire. The first chapter of Genesis tells us (verse 31). "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Nothing can change this eternally established spiritual perfection, which Christian Science teaches is the fact of man's being. Seeing this perfection in ourselves and in others is true spiritual vision.

In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" by Mary Baker Eddy we read (p. 117): "'What went ye out for to see?' A person, or a Principle?" There is no more important question for the Christian Scientist daily to ask himself. He must see God and His perfect man as Principle and idea, and steadfastly refuse to believe, accept, or see finite mortal personality as real, since it is not of Spirit, God.

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