"... the perfect man ... is spiritually perceived"

Seeing and Being

God sees me! When this thought came to me one morning during prayer, I felt loved and very comforted. The Bible gave me this assurance: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. ... God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him ... And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen. 1:1, 27, 31; He saw me, He saw you, and He saw the whole universe, complete and good! That's the basis of demonstration in Christian Science. We need to perceive what is known to the creator.

Since God is Spirit, His creation is spiritual. Seeing me and you as His likeness, He sees the abundant and flawless substance of our being, which exists forever.

How can we see this likeness more clearly? By spiritualizing the thought we have of ourselves, our fellowman, and the universe. Then we can see the completeness of our being already established, not needing any additional qualities to make us better or more complete. As we understand God, Spirit, feel the fullness of His presence and power in our everyday life, we begin to better understand ourselves and our potential. We purify our sense of being, eliminate fearful, aggressive, limiting, and painful suggestions.

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December 26, 1977

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