A picture in the camera or a face reflected in the mirror
is not the original, though resembling it. Man, in the
likeness of his Maker, reflects the central light
of being, the invisible God. As there is no corporeality
in the mirrored form, which is but a reflection,
so man, like all things real, reflects God, his divine Principle,
not in a mortal body.
Gender also is a quality, not of God, but a characteristic
of mortal mind. The verity that God's image is not
a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God,
constitutes the underlying reality of reflection. "Then
answered Jesus and said unto them: Verily, verily I say
unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he
seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth,
these also doeth the Son likewise."
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