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From the November 1956 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Under a marginal heading "The divine loveliness" Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 247), "Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color." In these words she conveys the fact that beauty is inherent in God, the divine Mind which is Love, and that this beauty is reflected by His entire creation—the spiritual universe, including man.

Christian Science reveals God as infinite divine Principle, Love, the only cause, the supreme ever-presence. And so every real quality must be of God, since there is nothing apart from Him. Beauty is a quality of Mind, Spirit; it cannot be analyzed materially; it can only be apprehended spiritually. Man is conscious of beauty just as he is conscious of all real qualities, because man is the manifestation of the Mind which is God. Man reflects the divine consciousness and so is aware of the qualities belonging to God.

During the last few years thousands of people have taken up the art of painting as a hobby. The experienced tutor in painting will point out subtleties of color and tone that the student never saw before. Then the student discovers fine shades of green in woodlands and meadows, curious blues and purples lying in shadows that once seemed merely blurs of darkness, and his new and surprising discoveries give him intense joy.

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