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Being Faithful to Truth

The goal of illusion is as closely tied to faithlessness as faith to truth. If you lack faith in anyone to fulfill, and perfectly, his part in any situation dedicated in advance to truth, your dedication is divided. And so you have been faithless to your brother, and used your faithlessness against him. No relationship is holy unless its holiness goes with it everywhere. As holiness and faith go hand in hand, so must its faith go everywhere with it. [The reality of the goal of truth] will call forth and accomplish every miracle needed for its fulfillment. Nothing too small or too enormous, too weak or too compelling, but will be gently turned to [truth’s] use and purpose. The universe will serve it gladly, as it serves the universe. But do not interfere.

Yet think on this, and learn the cause of faithlessness: You think you hold against your brother what he has done to you. But what you really blame him for is what you did to him. It is not his past but yours you hold against him. And you lack faith in him because of what you were. Yet you are as innocent of what you were as he is. What never was is causeless, and is not there to interfere with truth. There is no cause for faithlessness, but there is Cause for faith. That Cause has entered any situation that shares Its purpose. The light of truth shines from the center of the situation, and touches everyone to whom the situation’s purpose calls. It calls to everyone. There is no situation that does not involve your whole relationship, in every aspect and complete in every part. You can leave nothing of yourself outside it and keep the situation holy. For it shares the purpose of your whole relationship, and derives its meaning from it.” (A Course in Miracles, T-17.VII.6;8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The ego has no faith in the reality of Love’s oneness. It is the illusion that it is possible to be separate from Love. An illusion is not real. To believe in an illusion is to believe in nothing. And so it is faithlessness. 

Any problem in a relationship starts with our faithlessness in ourselves by perceiving ourselves as a body, a separate identity. We then see our brother as a body and are thus faithless to our brother. It is only in this faithlessness that problems appear to exist.

To be faithful to our Self, we must see ourselves as one with our Cause, the Love of God. From this point of faith, we have faith in our brother, for we see him as the Love he is. None of the things that we think we did as a separate identity really occurred or had any effect. As we learn to have faith in the truth of our oneness in Love, faithlessness fades. There never was a cause for separation. Truth’s reality lights our mind and the Light of Love shines on all that we see. In this Light, every relationship is holy.

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