Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
If man were solely a creature of the material senses, he would have no eternal Principle and would be mutable 300 300:1and mortal. Human logic is awry when it attempts to draw correct spiritual conclusions regarding life from 3Old and new manmatter. Finite sense has no true apprecia‐tion of infinite Principle, God, or of His infi‐nite image or reflection, man. The mirage, which makes 6trees and cities seem to be where they are not, illustrates the illusion of material man, who cannot be the image of God.
The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the im‐15The tares and wheatmutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares 18and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Sci‐ence separates the wheat from the tares, through the real‐21ization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.
Spirit is God, Soul; therefore Soul is not in matter. If 24Spirit were in matter, God would have no representative, The divine reflectionand matter would be identical with God. The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, in‐27habits matter is taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific. The universe reflects and expresses the di‐vine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the 30spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is re‐vealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, — 301 301:1yea, which manifests God’s attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats 3the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
Few persons comprehend what Christian Science 6means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, 9temporal.