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From the June 1926 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A PHYSICAL scientist has stated that the human eye perceives but one forty-thousand-millionth part of the material universe. How inadequate, then, is this physical organ as a medium for reliable information! By far the greater part of what is taking place in the temporary so-called material universe the eye never sees; and it takes no note at all of the permanent spiritual universe of divine Mind. Says Paul, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard . . . the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." Where, then, is that perceptive capacity to be found that acquaints us with God and His work?

Christian Science turns back the testimony of matter, denying that either man himself or the senses of the true man are in matter, and affirming that the true man and his senses are the expression of eternal Mind and endowed with the permanency of divine Mind. The important fact is often overlooked that there must be Mind in order to have sensibility. "Mind alone possesses all faculties, perception, and comprehension," writes Mrs. Eddy in the Christian Science textbook,"Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 488). Without Mind there can be no perceptive sense. Perceiving is a mode of Mind's activity.

God is referred to by Mrs. Eddy as the "all-seeing" (ibid., p. 587). Where is the seeing activity of God taking place? That is like asking, Where is the Life that is God expressed? or, Where is the Love that is God made evident? God, Mind, has one and only one mode of expression, namely, His ideas. The true individuality of each one of us is God's idea, and as such must express the perceptive activity of the all-seeing Ego. This perceptive activity of God, just as the knowing and loving activity of God, is eternally operating in, is evidenced by, and is inseparable from, His ideas.

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