This is a very insightful essay, originally given as an Association Address, on the allness of divine Mind and the divine reflection that is the very nature of man. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, “The verity that God’s image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection” (S&H 305:13-15).
In his reading of the essay John explores the word “reflection” and the image of the mirrored reflection, both of which give rise to misunderstanding. As John explains, reflection can only be understood from the standpoint of its original. Only that which stands in front of the mirror can see the image.