The starting point

Sunlight beamed onto a mirror in a dark place in our home, and instantly the whole room blazed with light. How dramatic the illuminating qualities of reflection can be—and how instructive.

Reflection as a metaphor for our relationship to God is a favorite theme of Mary Baker Eddy’s in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, as are the themes of man’s origin and dominion. During a study project, I discovered the interesting fact that Genesis 1:26 is by far the most-referenced Bible verse in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. It reads: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Let's turn down the heat
November 4, 2013

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