MAN, as God's child, lives at the standpoint of perfection and of opportunity; and the glorious ever present now is filled with the spiritual ability to reflect, in all its limitless wonder, God's omnipotence.

To avail ourselves of this power we must eliminate every thought of past or future as indicating any separation from God, and devote all our thoughts to the ever present eternal now of spiritual reality. To-morrow is in God's keeping; and if we have full confidence in His allness, we have no need to fret about the future. Yesterday also belongs to God; and though we may often find it encouraging to review the stepping-stones that led us to where we now stand, we may not dwell on those bygone events.

When we have walked many miles, uphill most of the way, it is restful to pause and scan the distant milestones we have passed on our journey; but we do not return to examine each one, or recall and recount our footsteps. So in our scientific journey we may glance back at former landmarks, seeing them only from our more advanced viewpoint. Victory over sin, healings of disease, lessons of patience and humility learned, and false beliefs exchanged for scientific facts—these mark our yesterdays with beauty and encouragement.

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Desire and Achievement
August 31, 1929

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