Scientific Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS is usually thought of as bestowed by one person on another. Yet, is it not a question whether, in a deeper sense of the term, any human being can presume to forgive another? As understood in Christian Science, the perfection of divine Principle alone can blot out the mortal sense of evil and its effects on health, character, and circumstances.

On page 497 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes: "We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts." God alone imparts the spiritual illumination which destroys mental darkness, fear, superstition. Hence true forgiveness, liberation from material sense and all its torments, is brought about by divine Love alone. Reconciliation to Spirit melts every barrier to harmony. "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee."

"Heal the sick"
June 10, 1933

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