Daily Inspiration

Bringing Blessing to the World

The world must thank you when you offer it release from your illusions. ²Yet your thanks belong to you as well, for its release can only mirror yours. ³Your gratitude is all your gifts require, that they be a lasting offering of a thankful heart, released from hell forever. ⁴Is it this you would undo by taking back your gifts, because they were not honored? ⁵It is you who honor them and give them fitting thanks, for it is you who have received the gifts.

It does not matter if another thinks your gifts unworthy. ²In his mind there is a part that joins with yours in thanking you. ³It does not matter if your gifts seem lost and ineffectual. ⁴They are received where they are given. ⁵In your gratitude are they accepted universally, and thankfully acknowledged by the Heart of God Himself. (A Course in Miracles, W-197.3:1–4:5. See also ACIM Lesson 197 Insights.)

Gratitude always invites more of what we are grateful for. Gratitude uplifts our spirit by showing us where we are truly helpful. The most important gift we can give is Love. When we have cleared away the barriers to Love’s extension, our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude. The Love we let flow through us blesses us as it blesses those to whom It is extended.

As we bless a brother, we bless ourselves. Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us clear away our barriers to Love and bring blessing to the world.

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