A College Student Writes

Beauty in Daily Life

Beauty is generally accepted as a possession or quality of matter. Once one accepts this belief, though, he finds he must accept the notion that beauty varies or is subject to age, accident, and the like.

Yet is not beauty actually "in the eye of the beholder"? And is not every quality of goodness and love a part of beauty? Can't we say, then, that beauty is a spiritual quality rather than a quality of matter?

In Christian Science, beauty is seen in proportion to one's ability to rise above evidence of the material senses and see spiritual qualities.

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