The past is over. It can touch me not.
W-289.1. Unless the past is over in my mind, the real world must escape my sight. 2 For I am really looking nowhere; seeing but what is not there. 3 How can I then perceive the world forgiveness offers? 4 This the past was made to hide, for this the world that can be looked on only now. 5 It has no past. 6 For what can be forgiven but the past, and if it is forgiven it is gone.
W-289.2. Father, let me not look upon a past that is not there. 2 For You have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. 3 Here is the end of guilt. 4 And here am I made ready for Your final step. 5 Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Son to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all his dreams and all his pain?