by Peter V. Ross
If the consequences of mistakes, which you may seem to have made, try to rise up out of the past to embarrass or torment you, your protection lies in realizing the fact that everything which is not in accordance with Principle, whether past, present, or future, lacks genuineness. The follies and errors of last year, like the dreams of last night, form no part of your actual life experience; and when you repent sincerely and thoroughly, they become as though they had never been. They were written upon the sand. Repentance and restitution have washed them away, for, in Science, the forgiveness of sin is the destruction of sin. They can no longer be read or remembered against you, as you press resolutely forward in righteousness. Repentance is simply a change of thought in the right direction.