from the Editors

"It's how you look, not how you feel," says one comedian, "and let me tell you, you look marvelous!" That's a funny line not only because of the way it's said, but also because of what it satirizes: people's obsession with their appearance and with ways to improve their features and bodies.

Well, whether you think you "look marvelous" or not, there's so much more to people than skin tone, bone structure, the color of their hair, and muscle definition. "One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful," writes Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 248).

Why are friends so attractive? People's genuine identity and worth may not be anything like what's on the surface. "Image is everything," says a popular camera advertisement. But the real image isn't physical at all. It's spiritual. For more on this very different view, please look inside.

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I'm seeing myself in a whole new light
July 19, 1993

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