"Ye are not your own"—you are God's reflection

The peace of prayer helps reveal our true selfhood—God's image.

When I was a beginning student of Christian Science, there was included in a weekly Bible Lesson (from the Christian Science Quarterly) this wonderful statement of Paul's from I Corinthians: "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" For many weeks the words "ye are not your own" resounded in my thinking continually, and I have never lost sight of this mighty utterance by this very remarkable man.

If we are not our own, who or what are we? Earnest study of the Bible and the works of Mary Baker Eddy reveals increasingly that we are the expression of God, His reflection.

January 4, 1993

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