Don't Plan for Yesterday

Planning for the past is a favorite occupation of mortal thinking. It assumes tomorrow's problems will be the same as yesterday's and prepares to meet them with yesterday's solutions. At a militarily oriented school I learned the right series of orders for forming a marching column into square to repel cavalry; this had disciplinary value but would have been useless against urban guerrillas.

The day that matters is today. But what today? Today we reap yesterday's harvests; today we set the courses that will determine our tomorrows. That's the human picture. But there's a more important today, God's day, the eternal spiritual fact of present good. This day includes all the good of what we now call yesterday and all the good of what we now call tomorrow. Our recognition of this day heals, corrects, and excludes from our lives whatever is not good.

A psalm says, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Ps. 118:24; And Mrs. Eddy writes: "The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and 'there shall be no night there.'" Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 584;

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