"Unwinding one's snarls"

In some cases it seems difficult to shake off a lingering sense of regret for wrong done in the past, or else to efface the mental scars of resentment for wrong endured. One seems enmeshed in distressing memories, and the thought persists that it is too late to make good. But under God's law no back records handicap present right doing. When the divine law of justice and mercy enters and reforms the human heart, it carries forward no balance of old mistakes. Before each one who resolves to think and live rightly according to the rules of Christian Science is a clean page on which to inscribe the records of true manhood.

In Isaiah it is written: "Thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. ... The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day." And the eighteenth chapter of Ezekiel shows that the way to efface the stigma of what is labeled heredity is by individual regeneration.

January 9, 1937

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