“Know first that this is fear.
Fear arises from lack of love.
The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.
Perfect love is the Atonement. (T30)”
Affirmation: “The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.”
This is another beautiful blank verse poem from the Course. It is also a syllogism, which Jesus seems to appreciate a great deal.
It is unlikely that we will understand this poem completely without reading our way through the entire Course. Basically, the poem refers to the fact that the only two emotions are fear and love, and that only lack of love makes fear.
The Atonement is a shift in perception that allows us to see that we are actually innocent children of God. Heretofore we have believed that we were guilty of black sins that will require retribution. Through the Course, we learn that reaching perfect love is the ultimate end of our journey here. Knowing only love, we will fear no longer. This too is the Awakening.
When I find the day hard-going, may I realize that my love is imperfect. Imperfect love makes for a bad day.
May I find the perfect love that You have promised all of your children. May I leave fear behind as I find this perfect love.