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Welcoming the Love in Our Brothers

The Holy Spirit cannot punish sin. Mistakes He recognizes, and would correct them all as God entrusted Him to do. But sin He knows not, nor can He recognize mistakes that cannot be corrected. For a mistake that cannot be corrected is meaningless to Him. Mistakes are for correction, and they call for nothing else. What calls for punishment must call for nothing. Every mistake must be a call for love. What, then, is sin? What could it be but a mistake you would keep hidden; a call for help that you would keep unheard and thus unanswered?

Look upon your Redeemer, and behold what He would show you in your brother, and let not sin arise again to blind your eyes. For sin would keep you separate from him, but your Redeemer would have you look upon your brother as yourself. Your relationship is now a temple of healing; a place where all the weary ones can come and rest. Here is the rest that waits for all, after the journey. And it is brought nearer to all by your relationship. (A Course in Miracles, T-19.III.4;11. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

In a holy relationship we see our brother as our one Self. To judge a brother or even to see him as a body identity is to see our brother as different and therefore not our Self.

The belief in sin maintains the perception of differences and separation. This is why in the ego’s world everyone is constantly looking to find fault, see differences and justify belief that we are separate. This sense of separation must be maintained for the ego thought system to seem real. This is why sin — an uncorrectable mistake — is the foundation upon which the ego builds its illusion of separation.

As we are able to lay down our judgments with the Holy Spirit’s help, the walls of separation begin to crumble. The Light of Love that we share with all our brothers shines more brightly. Love shines through. Mistaken perceptions are corrected with Love. We welcome the truth of Love in our brothers as we see them as part of our one Self, God’s loving Creation.

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