Leaving bad memories behind

Have you ever put your foot in your mouth, instantly knowing you would regret it? Or remembered hurtful things others said that you simply can’t forget? I have. To begin eliminating these lingering thoughts, I started to pray and work with Mary Baker Eddy’s statement, “The human history needs to be revised, and the material record expunged” (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 22). I’d skimmed this statement briefly over the years, but now it grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go.

To be honest, this proved to be an uncomfortable time, filled with half-forgotten memories that embarrassed me when they surfaced. “Did I really do that? Did I say that? Oh my.”

A breakthrough thought came to mind; I saw I needed a willingness to be more childlike, forgiving, and sincere. I was able to reevaluate and replace the thoughtlessness of my actions with the sincere desire to be true to my God-given heritage. As I did so, the burden I felt about these mistakes lifted, and my thought was freer and more childlike.

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Faith in your healing prayer
October 2, 2017

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