Daily Inspiration

The Key to Release from Fear

Redemption has been given you to give your brother, and thus receive it. Whom you forgive is free, and what you give you share. Forgive the sins your brother thinks he has committed, and all the guilt you think you see in him.

Give faith to your brother, for faith and hope and mercy are yours to give. Into the hands that give, the gift is given. Look on your brother, and see in him the gift of God you would receive.

Together we will disappear into the Presence beyond the veil, not to be lost but found; not to be seen but known. And knowing, nothing in the plan God has established for salvation will be left undone. This is the journey’s purpose, without which is the journey meaningless. Here is the peace of God, given to you eternally by Him. Here is the rest and quiet that you seek, the reason for the journey from its beginning. Heaven is the gift you owe your brother, the debt of gratitude you offer to the Son of God in thanks for what he is, and what his Father created him to be. (A Course in Miracles, T-19.IV.D.15:8-10;17:1-3;19. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

We give faith to our brother by seeing him as the Christ, the one Self we share as God’s one Son. As we look on our brother as Christ, he reflects the Christ back to us. He becomes the mirror that shows us the truth of What we are.

When we judge our brother as an ego and see him as guilty, he becomes a mirror showing us the ego we think we are. The ego always sees its guilt reflected in the world it perceives. The Christ in us always sees its innocence reflected everywhere.

Judgment denies innocence. That is why forgiving our brothers wholly, without exception, is the only meaningful purpose for our journey in the world. It is the key to release from fear. Forgiveness clears the way for acceptance of the Love that is our brother and ourself, united as the Son of God.

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