How May I Know?

HOW may I know that I have forgiven my enemy? This was a question which, presenting itself to the thought of the writer, required of him that it be satisfied with a practical answer. The problem of forgiving is one of vital import in the field of metaphysical healing, and was particularly emphasized in the practice and teachings of Christ Jesus. After teaching them what Mrs. Eddy calls, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 16), "that prayer which covers all human needs,"—the Lord's Prayer,—our Master said to his disciples, "If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

The great Teacher was not dealing in human platitudes when he taught his disciples divinely scientific truth. He worked for their spiritual enlightenment, instructing them in the rules that governed the practice of all that he taught and demonstrated. The rule of forgiveness which he urged upon them was the key to his own success. Through its operation in his understanding he healed the sick, cast out evils, and raised the dead.

Working Together
July 14, 1923

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