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The Justice of Love

The Holy Spirit can use all that you give to Him for your salvation. But He cannot use what you withhold, for He cannot take it from you without your willingness. For if He did, you would believe He wrested it from you against your will. And so you would not learn it is your will to be without it. You need not give it to Him wholly willingly, for if you could you had no need of Him. But this He needs; that you prefer He take it than that you keep it for yourself alone, and [you] recognize that what brings loss to no one you would not know. This much is necessary to add to the idea no one can lose for you to gain. And nothing more.

You who know not of justice still can ask, and learn the answer. Justice looks on all in the same way. It is not just that one should lack for what another has. For that is vengeance in whatever form it takes. Justice demands no sacrifice….

It is impossible for you to share the Holy Spirit’s justice with a mind that can conceive of specialness at all.

In God’s Own justice does [the Holy Spirit] recognize all you deserve, but understands as well that you cannot accept it for yourself. It is His special function to hold out to you the gifts the innocent deserve. And every [gift] that you accept brings joy to Him as well as you. He knows that Heaven is richer made by each one you accept. And God rejoices as His Son receives what loving justice knows to be his due. For love and justice are not different. Because they are the same does mercy stand at God’s right Hand, and gives the Son of God the power to forgive himself of sin. (A Course in Miracles, T-25.VIII.1;4:1-5;5:8;9:5-11. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The practice of asking, “What would Love see, say or do in this situation?” is a way of allowing Holy Spirit to bring the justice of Love to our mind. While we identify with the ego, we do not know Love’s justice because we are denying the oneness of Love. But we can learn by asking for the Holy Spirit’s help. When we are willing to be taught, we can learn to see the innocence of Love beyond the ego’s projections of guilt and fear.

Each time we accept the Holy Spirit’s help, we experience the blessing of recognizing the eternal presence of Love. As we see It in another, we accept It for ourself. Today we practice asking, “What would Love do?”

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