Our Divine Author

One outstanding character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is Portia, a woman of great charm, undoubted integrity, and high intellect. Where did Portia live? In Venice? In Padua? No, she lived in the mind of her author, who had created her. She could only do, and be, and express what the mind of her author caused her to do, and be, and express. Even her immortal speech on mercy, which she described as "an attribute to God himself," was really the utterance of her author, although it seemed to come from her own lips.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only author of man." Science and Health, p. 29;

See Evidence of the Christ in Others
September 12, 1970

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