The human concept of time often acts as a subtle dictator of our thoughts and actions. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter; morning, noon, and night; hours, minutes, and seconds; calendars and clocks; fixed and variable schedules, may be found to be controlling factors in one's daily activities, often circumscribing the vision of things eternal.

The spiritual understanding of the everlasting I AM dispels the human tendency to measure our being, our intelligence, our progress, our God-given dominion by resorting to any of the calculations of time. Through Christian Science one can understand and prove that the power of God, unalterable Spirit, exists in its mighty healing efficacy right now. The reality and power of omnipresent good have never changed, have never been affected in the slightest degree by the sense of time. This truth is ever available to the receptive thought, and, when apprehended, the belief of time can no longer act as subtle, aggressive suggestion with its inevitable bondage.

As the so-called human mind contemplates periods of time, it is inclined to think that the life and works of the Master—those demonstrations and utterances of Truth which guide us to Life harmonious—occurred so long ago that they seem impracticable, and inapplicable to the present day. And yet, if we relate the teachings of Jesus and the proofs of his mission to eternity, not to human calendar measurements, those events seem near to us, of current interest, and well within the bounds of present contemplation and demonstration. To dissociate the belief of time from the words and works of Jesus lifts our thought from such human restriction and enables us better to realize the possibilities of doing the same works here and now, as he himself said.

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Sealing the Victory
September 25, 1937

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