Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. Be‐ing possesses its qualities before they are perceived hu‐21The divine lovelinessmanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and re‐flects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, 24outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with 27starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.
3 Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less Love’s endowmentthan beautiful. Men and women of riper 6years and larger lessons ought to ripen into health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness or gloom. Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal 9freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.
12 The sculptor turns from the marble to his model in order to perfect his conception. We are all sculptors, Mental sculptureworking at various forms, moulding and chisel‐15ing thought. What is the model before mortal mind? Is it imperfection, joy, sorrow, sin, suffering? Have you accepted the mortal model? Are you repro‐18ducing it? Then you are haunted in your work by vicious sculptors and hideous forms. Do you not hear from all mankind of the imperfect model? The world is holding 21it before your gaze continually. The result is that you are liable to follow those lower patterns, limit your life-work, and adopt into your experience the angular outline 24and deformity of matter models.