Since 1877, when Thomas A. Edison first succeeded in reproducing sounds by his simple phonograph, great improvements have developed in reproducing music and voice. In fact, the finest reproduction of today, virtually indistinguishable in certain installations from the original performance, is termed "high fidelity."

In a far greater and higher way, spiritual man reflects with perfect fidelity his origin, God, Spirit. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 250), "Man is not God, but like a ray of light which comes from the sun, man, the outcome of God, reflects God." How important, then, is our endeavor to express more fidelity in reflecting God's nature and qualities in our everyday living! True, the standards of Christian Science are high, and adherence to them requires continual growth in spiritual understanding; but the sincere desire to understand more of God, of man, and of divine law is always rewarded.

Never in world history has mankind more needed to rely on God's infinite power than now. There are indications that many people are reaching out to spiritual values to overcome national and international fears, aggression, and the enslavement resulting from materialistic ideologies. Here the pure spiritual teachings of Christian Science are invaluable. What an opportunity we all have today to be good witnesses for these teachings! Thus others may observe the results of our reliance upon the one Mind, God, the only power, which can nullify the clamoring of all evil intents and influences.

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April 30, 1955

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