SO OFTEN, THE Bible beautifully brings forward the spiritual sense of familiar concepts. For instance, in Second Corinthians, reflection is revealed as more than merely a physical phenomenon: “We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (3:18).
The glory of the Lord could be defined as the wonderful, pure essence of God, who is ever-present Love, Spirit, Truth, and Mind. God’s nature is purely good and utterly glorious—and is reflected in each of us.
A common definition of reflect is to think carefully, to contemplate, to ponder. Therefore, spiritually considered, reflection is a facet of divine Mind’s intelligence and action. It’s God’s knowing. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, explains that God reflects Himself (see Retrospection and Introspection, p. 56); this is God’s self-expression, and the result is you and me—spiritual, perfect, and whole.