Looking in the Right Mirror

[For young teens]

Have you ever been to a fun fair where you could see yourself in mirrors that make your reflection look comical? In one mirror you look as though you'd been stretched like a piece of elastic, in the next as though inflated like a balloon, in the next as though flattened out under a heavy weight!

But not for one moment do you think any of these ridiculous reflections tell what you really look like. The mirrors have purposely been constructed to distort reflections in these odd ways. But you certainly don't go home worrying about how you look; you just know you don't really look like that at all.

We learn in Christian Science that we are all reflections of God. This is what we read about ourselves in Genesis, though the word used is "image," rather than reflection.

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The Search for Happiness
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