We admit that God is infinite good, but how seldom we actually apply the thought of infinity to the present moment. Infinity seems to have a suggestion of futurity for many of us, and the apparent lack of perfection in our consciousness at the present moment waits for development to work its gradual improvement.

Is this the best possible? Must we wait for growth to lead us from present limitation into future freedom? What is the future? Truth recognizes only the eternal now, and whispers in the listening ear, "Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." If "procrastination is the thief of time," it is even more the thief of spirituality. It would beguile us into the belief that whatever seems at hand today is all we may expect; it would clip our pinions, and keep us from the soaring thoughts that otherwise would wing their way to heaven.

Life is not a span of preparation for some different experience under different conditions. Life is continuous, perfect—now and always. Conditions do not bind us. Man is free. His only need is the realization of this great fact, and realization or the perception of reality will never come except in some present moment. Postponed, it is for all the time of postponement absolutely lost. Accepted as present, it is to some extent understood and demonstrated; and, as practice in all good thoughts is the one and only road to perfection, some present day we shall find ourselves free.

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March 12, 1910

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