Healing of racial animosity

The exact likeness of Love

Sometimes we get so caught up with what the material senses call man that we don't get even a glimpse of the real man. We see a black face or a white face and right away, maybe, make up our mind about the individual.

Jesus didn't stop at the outward evidences. He looked further than that to see God's man. Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health: "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; Christ Jesus didn't view man as mortal and material, as rich or poor. We can follow his example now and rise above material sense testimony to see and love the perfect man, made in God's likeness. In truth we are all loved, and we are needed to fulfill God's plan.

I can remember when I didn't have much understanding of Christian Science, and my son and I moved into a house in a predominantly white neighborhood. Next door lived a family that had a child about three or four years old. He just loved my son. But his family didn't, and the hatred was apparent. I didn't know how to work out the problem through scientific prayer, but I did know that God is Love. We find on page 520 of Science and Health: "Unfathomable Mind is expressed. The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space. That is enough!" And that was enough, too, when I realized it. The little boy would climb the fence and be in our yard almost all the time. When his relatives would see it, they would call him back. Yet he'd always return. Gradually I became friends with his mother, and what a friend she proved to be!

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