[Original in German]

Hold Out for the True View

The exhibit was not completely hung when I entered the room. Many paintings stood on the floor, back side out—gray canvas, cardboard, wood—an inexpressive sight. But one picture already on the wall struck me with its design, form, and brilliant color. I could recognize that painting for what it was meant to be—a work of art.

Similarly, in order to recognize the real man we have to be sure we're looking at him and not at his counterfeit or inversion. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." Science and Health, pp. 476-477;

The false picture of man is a material phenomenon presenting itself to the senses, and this picture is accepted by these senses. They interpret it in their own way. This appearance is not the living image of God's creation, the image that reflects the wholly spiritual nature of God, Spirit. If we would discover the true man, we must reverse this mortal picture in accordance with Christian Science and see God's perfect likeness.

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July 11, 1977

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