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Serving as a Messenger of Love

Only the Word of God has any meaning, because it symbolizes that which has no human symbols at all. The Holy Spirit alone understands what this Word stands for. And this, too, is enough.

Is the teacher of God, then, to avoid the use of words in his teaching? No, indeed! There are many who must be reached through words, being as yet unable to hear in silence. The teacher of God must, however, learn to use words in a new way. Gradually, he learns how to let his words be chosen for him by ceasing to decide for himself what he will say. This process is merely a special case of the lesson in the workbook that says, “I will step back and let Him lead the way.” (ACIM, W-pI.155) The teacher of God accepts the words which are offered him, and gives as he receives. He does not control the direction of his speaking. He listens and hears and speaks.

Judge not the words that come to you, but offer them in confidence. They are far wiser than your own. God’s teachers have God’s Word behind their symbols. And He Himself gives to the words they use the power of His Spirit, raising them from meaningless symbols to the Call of Heaven itself. (A Course in Miracles (ACIM), M-21.3:10-4:9;5:6-9)

The Word of God is His Voice (M-21.3). It is the Voice of Love. A teacher of God teaches only Love. When we let the Holy Spirit direct what we do, say and to whom, we serve as God’s teacher of Love. If we follow the ego’s dictates, we teach fear and reinforce our belief in the “reality” of a fearful world.

To be a teacher of God, we must not decide anything on our own. We have to be willing to step back from our ego-based reactions to perceived circumstances and ask for the Holy Spirit’s help to see through the eyes of Love.

If there are words to be said, we will be given words that reinforce Love and dispel fear. This gift comes from the Holy Spirit’s vision, which sees far beyond the limited scope of the world we see. As we follow His lead, our words bring healing to the world, including ourselves. This is how we teach the Love we need to learn we are. We serve as God’s messengers of Love.

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