This Day

No thinking person would attempt to drive an autombile forward while looking backward, for in so doing not only his own safety would be endangered but also that of others in close proximity. How many are using as good judgment in their daily living? All too frequently we see individuals, who might be accomplishing much that is worth while, temporarily failing because they persist in looking back at some past mistake, disappointment, failure, or lost opportunity. Our Master no doubt observed this tendency of mankind when he said, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Nothing is gained by allowing the shadows of yesterday to hide from us the sunshine of today. Rather do we perpetuate our sense of evil by giving it any history whatsoever. We are dealing with the present moment, and if we truly desire and expect to advance, it will not be done by backward glances. "Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else."

God, infinite good, is, was, and ever will be the only presence. Because that statement is true, it can and will be demonstrated in the individual experience of each one. Sometime—and there is no better time than now—we must learn to live rightly, moment by moment, and in so doing we shall close the door on the deceptive belief of a past and future, finding our being in the eternal God, good. Because He is our only substance, and is ever present, there is no cause or place for despair or discouragement. "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." God, pure Mind, alone made and maintains the entire universe, including man, and "without him was not any thing made that was made." It is our privilege to give divine evidence of that fact here and now.

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