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Forgiveness Returns Us to Love

Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.

Forgiveness paints a picture of a world where suffering is over, loss becomes impossible and anger makes no sense. Attack is gone, and madness has an end. What suffering is now conceivable? What loss can be sustained? The world becomes a place of joy, abundance, charity and endless giving. It is now so like to Heaven that it quickly is transformed into the light that it reflects. And so the journey which the Son of God began has ended in the light from which he came.

Father, we would return our minds to You. We have betrayed [our minds], held them in a vise of bitterness, and frightened [our minds] with thoughts of violence and death. Now would we rest again in You, as You created us. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 249, W-pII.249. See also ACIM Lesson 249 Insights.)

We were created as Mind in the Mind of God. Mind can only extend Itself and does so without limit.

Because God is Love, the Mind we share with God is Love. Mind extends with the thought of Love. This thought of Love never leaves Its Source. As God’s Thought of Love, we are His Creation, His one Son united with Him. We share God’s attributes — eternal, changeless, indivisible and wholly loving.

To believe we are anything but the Love of God is a denial of What we are. Mind cannot make bodies, except in illusion. But believing we are a body does not change the truth that we remain the loving Thought of God.

When we experience anything but the peace, joy and Love of God, we need to forgive the mistaken belief that we are not as God created us. Forgiveness will bring us Home to the truth that we remain Love in the Mind of Love. This is how forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.

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