Discovering Man

"What is man?" Science and Health, p. 475; Mrs. Eddy asks in Science and Health, and her answer is a challenge as well as a statement. In the very first paragraph she points out that man reflects God, and declares, "Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science."

The thinking student of Christian Science is put on the spot. How many times this day have we agreed with physical sense, which testifies to man as an imperfect mortal! And now we are faced in clear words with man's spiritual and perfect being and told that "he must be so understood in Christian Science."

What helps us to discern the correct concept of man not found in corporeal sense? Not the many physical evidences of material concepts, but a better understanding of God and of the divine fact that God's qualities fill all space. Man is free from the endless change claimed for a mortal; he has the qualities of Spirit—love, joy, peace. He is identified as the Master, Christ Jesus, identified him in those words from Matthew, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48;

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No More Green-eyed Monsters
May 15, 1971

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