We enjoy the warmth and light of the sun. We feel its radiance, and in the bright, sweet fragrance of spring we can watch spray and bud unfold at its bidding. The sun is the symbol of Soul. Mary Baker Eddy defines "sun" in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 595) as, "The symbol of Soul governing man,—of Truth, Life, and Love."

Primitive mortals worshiped the sun because it was their highest idea of Deity. Their primitive instinct demanded an object of worship, and they turned naturally to that which seemed essential to their material life and happiness. Sun worship has not yet disappeared from the earth and may not do so until the symbol is exchanged for the reality, until the light of Truth and Love takes the place of the material symbol of Deity.

The discovery of the Science of Christ, or Christian Science, has fulfilled the prophecy of the Revelator (Rev. 21:23): "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." Through the revelation of Christian Science the spiritual definition of God, man, and the universe is made clear to human consciousness. We begin to see a new heaven and a new earth in which the symbol disappears and reality is understood.

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August 13, 1955

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