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Spiritual Short

Shedding the past

From the September 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Do you ever find yourself dwelling on the past? You begin to think about big and little incidents that may cause regret, grief, sadness, or self-condemnation. 

Recently I was on a trip, where I had time just to sit and think. I found myself remembering unhappy events from my past. These unpleasant thoughts were an imposition that kept me from experiencing joy and harmony, so I started to pray for a way to combat this mental invasion. I remembered a quote from the Bible: “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13, 14). 

The next angel message that came was delightful. Mary Baker Eddy defines angels as “God’s thoughts passing to man” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 581). 

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