I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions … For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isaiah 44:22, 65:17
Whatever the mistakes of yesterday may have been, today is a new creation. Turning from the errors of the past and no longer carrying with us the sorrows and mistakes of yesterday, today we may enter into a new experience. But it is only when we forgive everyone that we may feel certain that the weight of condemnation is lifted from our own consciousness. We should refuse to carry the negations of yesterday into the positive atmosphere of today, for today the world is made new in our experience.
When we criticize another person we are apt to become involved in his psychological reactions. This does not help the person we censure but draws us into the confusion which we are observing. We must recognize that each person is a law unto himself within the Cosmic Law. Each person has the right to his own ideas and beliefs. We cannot understand a person’s actions until we know the beliefs which are motivating him. Only from the inner self can motives be explained.
Today I loose all condemnation. I judge not and I am judged only by the Law of Good. There is no animosity, no criticism, no hatred. I shall behold the face of love, of beauty and of peace in the Spirit and that there is nothing that opposes this blessing or denies this Divine givingness.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker