Erasing Errors of the Past

Cleaning the blackboard has always been a privilege children enjoy. They energetically cut swaths with the erasers through arithmetic problems, misspelled words, and today's lessons to leave the board clear and fresh for tomorrow.

Adults often wish that they could as easily erase unpleasant past experiences that cloud their present happiness. They yearn to wipe out the remembrance of evil which accidents, business failures, war experiences, or marital difficulties have etched on their lives. But often when they try to erase such past memories from consciousness, they find that the false impressions are too strong to forget easily.

It is generally accepted that it is the testimony of the five physical senses that holds the beliefs of the past in thought. However, Christian Science teaches that the testimony of these senses is completely unreliable.

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Andrea Finds Her Watch
June 24, 1967

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