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Humanly speaking, memory could be defined as the mind's ability to recall and retain facts or past events. Divinely conceived, memory is a faculty of Mind, always present. God, the all-knowing Mind, is always conscious of His ideas. Being a faculty of Mind, memory is continually functioning, is never absent, nor can it fail. Next to the marginal heading "Immortal memory" in Science and Health are Mrs. Eddy's words, "If delusion says, 'I have lost my memory,' contradict it." And she adds, "No faculty of Mind is lost." Science and Health, p. 407. Man, God's reflection, can never be absent-minded or forgetful. Deific memory does not depend upon brain cells or any material process. It is Mind's timeless knowing.
Why, then, do people fail to remember what they need to know? Why do those having lived beyond a certain number of years sometimes seem to lose the faculty of memory? This, of course, is the mortal picture, and Christian Science teaches that mortality is a lie of the carnal mind that can be overcome with Truth.
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