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Seeing man as Love’s image

Reprinted from the March 13, 1948, Sentinel.

In order to comprehend an idea, it is necessary that we appreciate and understand its divine import. Ideas come from God; they express and image forth substance, which is Mind, God. In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 475): “Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; …”

The qualities of divine Mind are wholly spiritual. Man, the idea of Mind, is the expression of all of Mind’s qualities. Thus as the true nature of man, the compound idea of God, dawns upon human thought, we perceive that men express in ever greater degree the qualities of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, loyalty, compassion, tenderness, thoughtfulness, consideration, strength, permanency, completeness, obedience, meekness, might, and so forth. One could not wish for a more stimulating experience than to behold in some measure the glorious and glorified man of God’s creating, the man our Leader has revealed as the expression of God’s being.

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