"Remember who you are"

Knowing who we are in relationship to God is the key to safety and harmony wherever we go.

When I first received my driver's license and started driving across town to college, my mother would stand by the driveway, wave goodbye to me, and say, "Remember who you are."

I knew full well what those four words meant. I loved to hear my mother say them. It sent me off with such a feeling of security and joy. Those words reminded me what my true identity is. That I am a child of God, as the Bible and Christian Science teach. That as a child of God I am always in my right place, under His care, continuously watched over, never outside of His presence. And that therefore nothing can harm me.

I also knew from my study of Christian Science that God is divine Principle. Principle governs through its perfect laws and automatically outlaws anything that does not conform to those laws; so anything that isn't wholly good cannot come into my experience. There is room only for the orderly activity of good. It was very clear to me that, in truth, there can be no accidents or mistakes under the rule of perfect Principle. I understood, too, that this Principle must be Love. And Love cannot know evil or inharmony of any kind.

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From The Directors
February 25, 1991

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