Daily Inspiration

The Bridge from Judgment to Love’s Oneness

⁶How foolish to believe you can attack! ⁷How mad to think that you could be condemned, and that the holy Son of God can die!

The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness. ²Dreams of any kind are strange and alien to the truth. ³And what but truth could have a Thought which builds a bridge to it that brings illusions to the other side?

²The truth bestows these words upon your mind, that you may find the key to light and let the darkness end:

³Only my condemnation injures me.
⁴Only my own forgiveness sets me free.

⁵Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought. ⁶Nor can there be a form of pain forgiveness cannot heal.

Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God’s Son, and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream [of forgiveness]. ²This is the gift the Holy Spirit holds for you from God your Father. ³Let today be celebrated both on earth and in your holy home as well. ⁴Be kind to Both, as you forgive the trespasses you thought Them guilty of, and see your innocence shining upon you from the face of Christ. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 198, W-198.7:6–8:3;9:2–10:4. See also ACIM Lesson 198 Insights.)

Guilt is the price we pay for judging anything or anyone. Our true Self is perfect Love and Love does not condemn. Any thought of condemnation or judgment denies the Love we are. This denial leads to the fear and guilt we experience in the world of separation. This world is not real because it denies the reality of Love.

Having bought into the belief of separation and specialness, we need the means to let this mistaken belief go. Forgiveness is the means given us by God through the Holy Spirit to free ourself from the ego’s dream of guilt.

We cannot forgive on our own because the belief that we are on our own imprisons us in the ego’s dream. Forgiveness is the bridge from the dream of separation to our Home in Heaven. Today we welcome the Holy Spirit’s help to forgive our mistaken beliefs and accept our true Self in God’s changeless Love.

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