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S&H 287:27-31. I have enjoyed the bit in this Lesson that man is the recognition of Spirit, Spirit’s own recognition of itself. This is instead of being material sensation. This is our only task, to live as this self-recognition of infinite good.

To sense, the sun comes and does something to the darkness resulting in the dawn. To understanding, all that is happening is that the sun, always shining, causes darkness to give itself up in its presence. They no more coincide than a straight line and a curve. The human and divine coincidence is simply the human melting its limitations in the presence of Truth and so leaving nothing but the divine. The “divine coincidence” (S&H 561:16) is the eternal oneness of Principle and idea, the one Ego, and this is how you live, with no adjustment needed. The dawn is inevitable, but we watch the light and not the dawn.

Mr. Clark of Lynn is important because of the sentences before and after. Before, we see that when thought is unselfed, there is nothing left to it but divine power. So it was divine power and not Mrs. Eddy that visited Mr. Clark. The sentence after the account shows that where divine power, unadulterated by person, is present—that is, where pure Mind is present—there too is its spiritual idea, man, since “…the doctrine of Christian Science: [is] that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation…” (S&H 304:9-11). So again, we are only concerned in letting that Mind be us which was also Christ Jesus.