“As a CS nurse I need to witness the perfect model of God's creation.”

1. Creation implies being renewed in Spirit every day.  Being is an unfoldment.

2. Through contrasts that make a distinction between the real and the unreal, the chapter brings out what is the perfect model. We need to constantly keep this "higher view" (SH, p. 262) of the perfect model of God's creation in thought.  Then we see more of the reality of God's creation around us. Keeping the pure, perfect Source in thought, we see His conception (His idea) reflecting purity and perfection.  "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortal.  In this perfect man the Savior saw God's own likeness, and is correct view of man healed the sick." (SH 476:32-4)

3. As a Christian Science nurse I need to witness the perfect model of God's creation.  One morning recently, I was distracted in my thinking, even during the silent prayer at the shift change meeting.  I had been studying the chapter on "Animal Magnetism Unmasked", in Science and Health, by Mrs. Eddy, and knew how to handle this.  I chose to hold to the perfect model of thought and expect its manifestation.  I went on to see the face of God in my guests that day, even when beliefs of mental imposition would present the opposite countenance. I was not impressed. That morning Love directed me to stay in a patient's room and make her bed while she ate breakfast at her room desk.  She hasn't been eating well and has been pushing her tray aside right away.  I was directed to place just one thing at a time before her and then switch off what I placed there as she would tire of a particular item.  She thanked me each time.  The practice in that room is to serve the tray and leave her alone since there seems to be aggression.  She ate well.

Also, I was able to get another guest up out of bed for a couple of hours for the first time in about a week.  Our mission is to witness to "what God has already done". (SH, p. 260)