ACIM Workbook Lesson 63 – for Friday, March 4, 2011
Affirmation: “The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.”
“The Son of God looks to you for his redemption. It is yours to give him, for it belongs to you. Accept no trivial purpose or meaningless desire in its place, or you will forget your function and leave the Son of God in hell. This is no idle request that is being asked of you. You are being asked to accept salvation that it may be yours to give. (WB105)”
This is a very important passage. Would we leave our brothers and sisters in hell, which they are until we release them by our forgiveness? This is no “idle request.” This is our way Home, as well as the way Home for our brothers and sisters.
We accept our own salvation, and then we extend it, so to speak, to others. This seems to give us a lot of power, but is there not a frequent saying that we are the hands and feet of Jesus, the way that he does his work in this world?
And we will have peace when we accept salvation. Elsewhere we learn that we are meant to be “perfectly calm and quiet” all the time. While, at this point, caught by the ego, we may not feel that calm and quiet are all that we want, we will fall more in line with this concept as we proceed in this year of the Workbook. Peace of mind is not a little gift (a Text tenet). And, also a Text tenet, the first obstacle that peace must flow across is our desire to get rid of it. Let us not “get rid of” peace today.
We need peace today. No matter how far along our pathway to Awakening (and beyond) we have come, we still are beset with instances of conflict. I ask that this conflict be lessened today. May I be perfectly calm and quiet today.
Thank You for helping me to realize that my function is forgiveness of my brothers and sisters as well as forgiveness of myself. Here we will have limitations, but pardon is a right that we have and that we extend to others. May my pardon fill my heart and spirit today, and may I find no fault with anyone. May even my thoughts about myself be filled with the sense of Your love for me.