"Coming and going"

The first chapter of the book of Genesis is a complete declaration of creation, changeless and enduring, without a hint of limitation of either time or space. Both conviction and experience illumined by Christian Science assure us that, because of our certain knowledge of man's ever present unity with God, we cannot again be mesmerized into entertaining the material beliefs of a past or a future. It has been well said that these beliefs are merely illusive torments, and to the earnest student, conscious of present realities, they have no entity.

Our beloved Leader writes in "Unity of Good" (p. 61): "Coming and going belong to mortal consciousness. God is 'the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever.'" If we would have the present full of light, let us not darken it with dream-thoughts of yesterday or with gloomy foreboding of days to come. The only time we own is the present moment, the eternal now, and this and every moment is one in which to realize our unity with infinite Love. The recognition and admission of the validity of God's law and everlasting government of good will prove to be the elimination and destruction of fear of the future, of regret or remorse for the past. The so-called law which seems to govern the passage of time is unreal and powerless, a human illusion, and not an expression of the law of God. So long as we hold in full assurance to the truth of the present moment, we can prove that beliefs of time are unreal and untrue. Our faith in God's undimmed, eternal day increases as misplaced faith in time measurement decreases; and the more faith we have in spiritual ways and methods, the less shall we trust in the observance of "days, and months, and times, and years," referred to by St. Paul in his epistle to the Galatians as "weak and beggarly elements" which hold humanity in bondage.

Divine Mind knows no past. Let us then erase from the tablet of our memory every thought that does not reflect God and His idea, and so reach the realization of man's dominion. Christian Science reveals the nature of life to be wholly spiritual, the expression of infinite Spirit now and always. The division into a past or future pertains only to a false material sense of life. The Christ-idea is forever available and demonstrable, and Christ, Truth, which protects and guides us in the present, will care for us in any experience in any so-called hour. Therefore, the only preparation which it is possible to make for the future is through the understanding and demonstration of the truth of divine Love in this present moment.

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Natural Ability
May 12, 1934

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