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Welcoming the Holy Spirit’s Gifts of Love

Anything in this world that you believe is good and valuable and worth striving for can hurt you, and will do so. Not because it has the power to hurt, but just because you have denied it is but an illusion, and made it real. And it is real to you. It is not nothing. And through its perceived reality has entered all the world of sick illusions. All belief in sin, in power of attack, in hurt and harm, in sacrifice and death, has come to you. For no one can make one illusion real, and still escape the rest. For who can choose to keep the ones that he prefers, and find the safety that the truth alone can give? Who can believe illusions are the same, and still maintain that even one is best?

Who dwells with shadows is alone indeed, and loneliness is not the Will of God. Would you allow one shadow to usurp the throne that God appointed for your Friend, if you but realized its emptiness has left yours empty and unoccupied? Make no illusion friend, for if you do, it can but take the place of Him Whom God has called your Friend. And it is He Who is your only Friend in truth. He brings you gifts that are not of this world, and only He to Whom they have been given can make sure that you receive them. He will place them on your throne, when you make room for Him on His. (A Course in Miracles, T-26.VI.1,3. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)


We have a Friend Who offers us everything we really want: changless Love, indescribable peace and joy without limit. This Friend knows only truth and offers only truth. When we choose to value anything the world seems to offer, we are denying the truth. We are giving value to the valueless, making it seem real. This blinds us to the truth that is offered us in every instant.

We claim the gifts our Friend offers by being willing to question the value of everything we perceive in the world. We must follow this questioning with willingness to receive the vision of our Friend. His vision will show us the truth of Love that is everywhere to be seen. The certainty of this Love will bring us peace. And joining in this Love will bring us joy.

Today we welcome the Holy Spirit’s gifts.

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