“When everything you retain is lovable, there is no reason for fear to remain with you. This is your part in the Atonement. (T35)”
Affirmation: “retain the lovable”
Here is the idea that we keep finding again and again in the Course. When love is complete, fear is abandoned. We ourselves do this abandoning when we realize that the only reality is that of love.
Love then becomes our way into the Atonement. Atonement is the shifting of our perception to that of a love-centered world. The Awakening then follows.
We must ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to retain only what is lovable in our world. We cannot do this by an ego-centered self, and only the real Self, informed by guidance, can effect this change.
Help me to retain only what is lovable in this world and worlds beyond. When I retain only what is lovable, I leave fear behind. Surely this is motivation.
May we accept the Atonement for ourselves. Jesus has said that this is our only real purpose in this world. So much follows from this acceptance, and we welcome our brothers and sisters with a new, abiding love.