To those coming within sight of the celebrated Mont Blanc for the first time, the mountain even on clear days is not always immediately visible. Only when the visitors look higher than the prevailing clouds does the incredibly beautiful white summit appear, as if sublimely detached from all lower outlines of itself. Once seen, however, its identity is established, and cloudy days can never deny the mountain's grand presence or efface the remembrance of its inspiring view.

Mankind, ever seeking higher aspects and prospects, usually begins its search from the density of the material viewpoint. Spiritual viewing starts as thought is lifted to divine Mind, where the celestial vistas of all-encompassing good originate and where man is discerned to be the image of God, the very reflection of the Father, experiencing all that is satisfying and desirable. To mortal sense, the true concept of God and man remains unseen; mortals, therefore, project the attainment of this concept into a nebulous never-arrived-at future. Above these clouds of material limitation, Christian Science reveals the higher view of Truth's immortal design.

Mary Baker Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 299), "Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks."

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