Anger and Attack

“Anger is never justified.  Attack has no foundation.  (A Course in Miracles, T638)”

Affirmation:  “no anger and no attack”

Reflections:

A Course in Miracles counsels firmly against anger and attack.  Neither have any foundation in truth.  This, we are told, is because all anger and attack are really calls for help, or, if we will, calls for love.  Jesus was a peaceful man, and he is still urging us to be the same.

Perhaps we can also live peaceably in even hard times that we experience.  Surely we can try.  And in the trying, we will often succeed.  Perhaps we will even surprise ourselves.  In the living of a peaceful existence, we can live without guilt, in that we are not accusing ourselves of attacking our brothers and sisters.  Surely the “peace that passeth understanding” can be ours even if outer circumstances work against us.  We need the inner peace that God only can and does give.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I confess that I still feel anger upon occasion, and when I feel anger, I am susceptible to attacking, mostly the ones that I love the most.  Take this bad character trait from me now.  I know that I never attack unless I am stressed; help me to remain on a calm and serene basis now and forever.

But I will ask Your blessing day-by-day.  I will ask to remain calm and serene for today only, knowing that tomorrow morning I will repeat the prayer.  Life is lived one day at a time.  Give me the grace to live today well.

Amen.

ACIM Workbook Lesson for Day 150:

My mind holds only what I think with God.

I will accept Atonement for myself.

Only salvation can be said to cure.

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