Unobstructed reflection

One day I joined my husband at the building site of our new house to watch the drilling of a well. I expected to learn something about this process; I didn't know that my lessons would focus on "the deep things of God," I Cor. 2:10. the very nature of reality as it is revealed in Christian Science.

Before the well was capped, my husband peered down the long, narrow casing and reported that the water could be seen about thirty feet below; but when I looked I could see only opaque darkness.

As my husband leaned over the well again, a small white cloud floated high above us. Suddenly he knew why I hadn't been able to see the water. He advised me to stand in a certain position as I looked, and this time, far below us, I saw the sky and the white cloud perfectly mirrored in the dark water. This incident hinted at two of the demands of Christian Science practice.

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Turning the tables
January 4, 1982

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