“The image of Spirit cannot be effaced, since it is the idea of Truth and changes not, but becomes more beautifully apparent at error’s demise.” (Science and Health, page 543)
Spirit can’t be defaced or erased. Spiritual being is not available to matter and material sense to ruin it or rub it out. Spirit exists forever and is always intact. It is governed by divine Principle, that which requires all that is right to be also permanent, immutable, and whole.
You are the image of Spirit, of God. You are made up of the divine qualities of Life which don’t get damaged and have always existed. The recognition of this divine selfhood, our nature as the image of God’s wonderfulness, may seem to appear as destruction, the demise of the false sense of things. We may be witnessing the end of a sense of ourselves that we’ve become accustomed to, one that we’ve accepted as real and true and reasonable.
But this false sense of personality with a focus on mortality, time, age, environment, was never good enough for us. It needs to go down before Truth. The limits must be swallowed up in the limitless, in God’s design and in His Love. When that muddy and imperfect presentation of ourselves gets cleared off, it is only the dirt itself that goes away, nothing you really want or need or that makes you up. And then the gleaming idea that God made is right there to be seen even more beautifully, polished by inspiration and made more durable by understanding.
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