Innocent always

There was never a moment you drifted. You never fell from your haven of good. You never disappointed. Nor have you strayed.

Your life is in the infinite, unchanging universe of God, divine Love. There you are, now, always. Your Father-Mother Love alone is the Parent who created you and continues to guide and uphold you. You are now, and forever will be, made in the image and likeness of divine Love.

This is who you are.

If you look back and feel some moment of shame, regret, or sadness perhaps of a moment or a time that went awry, lift your head above that misty, dark moment of confusion. Rather, take a good long look into the clear day of divine Love’s perfect knowing of you as Her good, pure, holy child.

You aren’t a mistake nor are you damaged goods. You aren’t beholden, nor chained, to a thought or a moment, that divine Love couldn’t have made or caused you to do or be. You are Love’s activity, only. You can only be, and do, what divine Love does.

Now and forever — you are innocent, always.

Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
—II Corinthians 1:21-22

As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 301

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