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The ground we stand on is holy

From the October 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The first chapter of the Bible offers a breathtaking view of man as being the very likeness of God. Jesus, transforming this concept from theory to a practical ideal, said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48. The urging to obey this demand, to live and prove it, is given impetus in Christian Science. The recognition that perfect God is expressed in perfect man is the basis of all Christianly scientific understanding and the fundamental fact employed in its practice.

Yet even among the most advanced scientific thinkers, who has more than glimpsed this reality? "Who living hath seen God or a perfect man?" Mrs. Eddy asks. "In presence of such thoughts take off thy shoes and tread lightly, for this is holy ground."No and Yes, p. 27.

You remember when Moses stood on holy ground: "The angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush." Then "when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see," He commanded, "put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."Ex. 3:2, 4, 5.

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