We mirror unchanging perfection

Seeing Ourselves as God's Reflection

Most of us are familiar with the story of Snow White and her stepmother's question, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of us all?"

How often do people look into the mirror and ask it for information concerning their physical status? When the picture is pleasing to the material senses, they are happy. But when the reflection is not quite so lovely, they perhaps become depressed, frightened, or even angry. In response to these feelings, they often try to change the body by use of material means.

Mrs. Eddy has much to say on the subject of reflection in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. For instance, she writes: "Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal." She continues: "On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity." Science and Health, p. 301;

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The Verdict of Science
September 4, 1976

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