Man doesn 't react—but reflects

An honest answer to Jesus' question "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Matt. 7:3; would shake those quick to take offense out of any self-righteousness. It would show us that our own egotism and self-will are what make us bristle at others' shortcomings.

But how does one learn not to bristle, not to react? By really accepting the fact that God, good, is All and that man is His spiritual reflection; and by persistently denying that man is a flaring mortal, full of pride and self-will. God's reflection never reacts; he reflects—the goodness of God. In reality man is noble, affluent, and loving, Christian Science explains. "Man is the expression of God's being," writes Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health. Science and Health, p. 470;

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September 24, 1979

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