Many people carry through their earthly experience the scars of the past. These are sometimes evidenced in bodily blemishes and disfigurements, the result of sickness or accident. More often, however, the scars are mental, the result of inharmonies growing out of discordant human relationships. Yet these scars are unnecessary burdens and blemishes. They are all the result of misconceptions of man's being, and through the faithful practice of Christian Science they can be completely wiped out.

Let us see how this is accomplished. The student of Christian Science acknowledges that there is but one God, divine Mind, who fills all space. In this Mind dwell all the ideas constituting its perfect creation—man and the universe. The one perfect Mind governs all through perfect law and order. Throughout its eternal history neither Mind nor its ideas have had any experience that could leave a scar or blemish. Man's perfection, harmony, and immortality are the gifts of God, and they are forever intact. God's reflection is safe in the unerring intelligence of Mind.

The consistent recognition of man's heavenly nature by the individual begins immediately to eliminate the discordant memories of the past, and with it the mental and physical scars and blemishes that result therefrom. Thus begins the new birth, in which mortality is put off step by step, and man's matchless beauty as the offspring of Soul shines forth in improved mental and physical conditions.

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November 6, 1954

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