What Are We Remembering?

Since, as the Bible records, God created all and called it good, there never actually has been anything but good to remember; and the refusal to give past errors even the least portion of our memory increases our ability to remember the good. As the sundial records only the sunny hours, our memorabilia should record only that which is worthy of remembrance—that which blesses, heals, purifies, uplifts, and happifies existence.

Through the study of Christian Science we learn to gain a true estimate of the real and the unreal, or the good and the evil, by first learning to understand God aright. As students of this Science we come to know Him as eternal good, as all-powerful and ever-present Mind, Spirit, and to know man as His image, or idea.

Filling thought with the good and the real is filling it with God's thoughts, which give us the ability to remember the good and reject whatever could not originate in God, thereby protecting us from the backwash of an erroneous or fictitious past. Relative to this, Mrs. Eddy gives us these helpful words: "Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210;

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