TRUE REFLECTION IS COMPLETE REFLECTION

"Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection," declares Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 301). She explains one of the reasons for this lack of comprehension by saying: "To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal. On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity."

A sick, discouraged, lonely, impoverished mortal is not the reflection of God. When we realize that we are, in reality, God's perfect likeness, and that all which is lovely or lovable about us in our present experience is our reflection of the One "altogether lovely," there will be no fear of sickness and no sickness. Let us refuse to believe that there is a counterfeit selfhood apart from God to be sick, unemployed, impoverished, or depleted in any way.

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