Forgive the world, and you will understand that everything

Forgive the world, and you will understand that everything that God created cannot have an end, and nothing He did not create is real.

In this one sentence is our course explained. In this one sentence is our practicing given its one direction. And in this one sentence is the Holy Spirit’s whole curriculum specified exactly as it is.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

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God’s peace can never come where anger is, for anger must deny that peace exists. 

God’s peace can never come where anger is, for anger must deny that peace exists.

Who sees anger as justified in any way or any circumstance proclaims that peace is meaningless, and must believe that it cannot exist. In this condition, peace cannot be found. Therefore, forgiveness is the necessary condition for finding the peace of God. More than this, given forgiveness there must be peace.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

The teachers of God have trust in the world, because they have learned it is not governed by the laws the world made up.

The teachers of God have trust in the world, because they have learned it is not governed by the laws the world made up.

It is governed by a power that is in them but not of them. It is this power that keeps all things safe. It is through this power that the teachers of God look on a forgiven world.

When this power has once been experienced, it is impossible to trust one’s own petty strength again. Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him?

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

I Will Judge Nothing That Occurs

Today I will judge nothing that occurs.

I will be honest with myself today. I will not think that I already know what must remain beyond my present grasp. I will not think I understand the whole from bits of my perception, which are all that I can see. Today I recognize that this is so. And so I am relieved of judgments that I cannot make. Thus do I free myself and what I look upon, to be in peace as God created us.

Father, today I leave creation free to be itself. I honor all its parts, in which I am included. We are one because each part contains Your memory, and truth must shine in all of us as one.

~Jesus, A Course in Miracles L.243

God does not forgive because He has never condemned

God does not forgive because He has never condemned. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary.

Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions. Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself.

Yet although God does not forgive, His Love is nevertheless the basis of forgiveness.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Death Is Not A Way Out

Those who commit suicide, in any manner, seek to end the intolerable psychological pain of their guilt and suffering. Since their unconscious guilt remains intact, they merely end up reincarnating and keeping the problem unresolved. Death is not a way out. True forgiveness is the way out.

~ Arten, The Disappearance of the Universe

The Holy Spirit knows no one is special

The Holy Spirit knows no one is special. Yet He also perceives that you have made special relationships, which He would purify and not let you destroy.

However unholy the reason you made them may be, He can translate them into holiness by removing as much fear as you will let Him.

You can place any relationship under His care and be sure that it will not result in pain, if you offer Him your willingness to have it serve no need but His.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles