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The Answer for All Our Needs

Today our theme is our defenselessness. We clothe ourselves in it, as we prepare to meet the day. We rise up strong in Christ, and let our weakness disappear, as we remember that His strength abides in us. We will remind ourselves that He remains beside us through the day, and never leaves our weakness unsup­ported by His strength. We call upon His strength each time we feel the threat of our defenses undermine our certainty of pur­pose. We will pause a moment, as He tells us, “I am here.”

The ministers of God can never fail, because the love and strength and peace that shine from them to all their brothers come from Him. These are His gifts to you. Defenselessness is all you need to give Him in return. You lay aside but what was never real, to look on Christ and see His sinlessness. (W-pI.153.19;20:4-7)

All the ego’s defenses are ultimately defenses against God. When we believe we are separate, defensiveness is inevitable; we believe it is possible to harm our little self identity and so we must defend against perceived attacks. What the ego teaches is our identity is actually a defense against God. Our defensiveness keeps the seeming reality of separation in our mind. It blocks our awareness of our true Self that remains one with God.

This is why defenselessness is essential to healing our mind and accepting God’s Love. Thinking we know what our perceptions mean closes our mind to the Holy Spirit’s healing interpretation. Our own interpretations are always based on the assumption of weakness, and lack of Love.

Willingness to consider that we do not really know what anything means opens our mind to receive the Holy Spirit’s reinterpretation. He brings the certainty of changeless Love to shine away the false images of the ego. As we let go of defending our little self and choose our true Self’s perception, we become ministers of God. We become channels of God’s Love to a sickened world that is hungry for the Love that answers all our needs.

Today we come before our true Self with wholly empty hands and no preconceptions to receive and give the blessing of God’s Love.

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