Daily Inspiration

Falling in Love with Love

Today accept God’s peace and joy as yours. Let Him complete Himself as He defines completion. You will understand that what completes Him must complete His Son as well. He cannot give through loss. No more can you. Receive His gift of joy and peace today, and He will thank you for your gift to Him.

Begin today by thinking of those brothers who have been denied by you the peace and joy that are their right under the equal laws of God. Here you denied [peace and joy] to yourself. And here you must return to claim them as your own.

Think of your “enemies” a little while, and tell each one, as he occurs to you:

My brother, peace and joy I offer you,
That I may have God’s peace and joy as mine.

Thus you prepare yourself to recognize God’s gifts to you, and let your mind be free of all that would prevent success today. Now are you ready to accept the gift of peace and joy that God has given you. Now are you ready to experience the joy and peace you have denied yourself. Now you can say, “God’s peace and joy are mine,” for you have given what you would receive. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 105,W-pI.105.5;6:2-7:6. See also ACIM Lesson 105 Insights.)

Everything we perceive in the world is a form defined by limits. Even our ideas expressed in words are only symbols, still defined by limits. Anything we “give” in this context is limited by form.

This is the opposite of how God defines giving. God is Love and Love is eternal, changeless and without limit. The nature of Love is to extend Love to Love. God’s gift of Love obeys His law of giving. Giving and receiving are the same. By His giving all His Love to His Creation, His Love is automatically returned because that is the law of Love.

In the world of form, it is impossible to recognize giving and receiving are the same. When we give a form away, it seems that we no longer have it. But when we give Love, we experience Love simultaneously. Giving Love is how we experience having Love.

As we let the Holy Spirit help us see past the form of our brothers to the Love He is, the Love we are naturally joins with the Love in our brother. We experience the joy and peace of our oneness with our brother. We fall in Love with the Truth in our brother and it brings joy and peace to our hearts.

This is what forgiveness, letting go of belief in the forms of the world, offers us. Today we would forgive our brother of the images we have made of him that we may join with him in God’s peace and joy.

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