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Recognizing Our Purity in God

The Son of God believes that he is lost in guilt, alone in a dark world where pain is pressing everywhere upon him from without. When he has looked within and seen the radiance there, he will remember how much his Father loves him. And it will seem incredible that he ever thought his Father loved him not, and looked upon him as condemned. The moment that you realize guilt is insane, wholly unjustified and wholly without reason, you will not fear to look upon the Atonement and accept it wholly.

You who have been unmerciful to yourself do not remember your Father’s Love. And looking without mercy upon your brothers, you do not remember how much you love Him. Yet it is forever true. In shining peace within you is the perfect purity in which you were created. Fear not to look upon the lovely truth in you. Look through the cloud of guilt that dims your vision, and look past darkness to the holy place where you will see the light. The altar to your Father is as pure as He Who raised it to Himself. Nothing can keep from you what Christ would have you see. His Will is like His Father’s, and He offers mercy to every child of God, as He would have you do.

Behold the Son of God, and look upon his purity and be still. In quiet look upon his holiness, and offer thanks unto his Father that no guilt has ever touched him. (A Course in Miracles, T-13.X.8:3-9:9;11:10-11. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Our choice to believe in a separate identity, disconnected from our Creator, has condemned us to guilt and fear. We are doing this to ourselves. God has not condemned us, for Love does not condemn. Our belief in being a separate identity leaves us feeling lack of Love because separation and the oneness of Love cannot coexist.

Our insistence in being separate leaves us searching for Love where it cannot be found. We already are Love. We do not need to search for It. But we do need to search for and let go of every belief that stands as a barrier to the awareness of Love’s presence.

Forgiveness is the means for this release. Through forgiveness, letting go of false beliefs, we are able to see the Love that joins us with All That is. We are able to remember God and our one Self.

Today we choose Holy Spirit as our Guide for all our perceptions. With His help, we will forgive and remember more clearly that we are God’s Son.

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T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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