Daily Inspiration

Practicing Forgiveness-for-Salvation

Are you not weary of imprisonment? God did not choose this sorry path for you. What you have chosen still can be undone, for prayer is merciful and God is just. His is a justice He can understand, but you cannot as yet. Still will He give the means to you to learn of Him, and know at last that condemnation is not real and makes illusions in its evil name. And yet it matters not the form that dreams may seem to take. Illusions are untrue. God’s Will is truth, and you are one with Him in Will and purpose. Here all dreams are done.

‘What should I do for him, Your holy Son?’ should be the only thing you ever ask when help is needed and forgiveness sought. The form the seeking takes you need not judge. And let it not be you who sets the form in which forgiveness comes to save God’s Son. The light of Christ in him is his release, and it is this that answers to his call. Forgive him as the Christ decides you should, and be [Christ’s] eyes through which you look on him, and speak for [Christ] as well. He knows the need; the question and the answer. He will say exactly what to do, in words that you can understand and you can also use. Do not confuse His function with your own. He is the Answer. You the one who hears. (A Course in Miracles, S-2.III.4-5)

It is essential that we understand our role in Forgiveness-for-Salvation. Our part is to ask for Guidance and be willing to hear Christ’s Answer. And if His Answer directs us to do or say anything, follow this Guidance.

Sometimes the answer may simply help us see the innocence that Christ’s vision sees. The change of mind this vision brings may be all that is needed. Other times we may be directed to say and do something that helps to bring forgiveness to our brother and ourselves in a form that we can understand while we believe we are in a world of separation.

Our role in forgiveness is always to follow the Voice for Love within, not decide on our own. The practice of stepping back, asking for help and doing as we are guided is the journey that leads us up the ladder of prayer to the full continuous communion with our Creator that is our natural state.

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