Chapter 8 - Lesson Eight - God Will Pay Your Debts
FORGIVE US our debts, as we also have forgiven our
debtors." In these words Jesus expressed an infallible law
of mind, the law that one idea must be dissolved before
another can take its place. If you have in your mind any
thought that someone has wronged you, you cannot let in the
cleansing power of Spirit and the richness of spiritual
substance until you have cast out the thought of the wrong,
have forgiven it fully. You may be wondering why you have
failed to get spiritual illumination or to find the
consciousness of spiritual substance. Perhaps the reason is
here: a lack of room for the true thoughts because other
thoughts fill your mind. If you are not receiving the
spiritual understanding you feel you should have, you
should search your mind carefully for unforgiving thoughts.
"Thoughts are things" and occupy space in the mind realm.
They have substance and form and may easily be taken as
permanent by one not endowed with spiritual discernment.
They bring forth fruit according to the seed planted in the
mind, but they are not