We Have Come to Gentler Pathways

ACIM Workbook Lesson 123 – for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Affirmation:  “I thank my Father for His gifts to me.”

Selected Passage:

“Today let us be thankful.  We have come to gentler pathways and to smoother roads.  There is no thought of turning back, and no implacable resistance to the truth.  A bit of wavering remains, some small objections and a little hesitance, but you can well be grateful for your gains, which are far greater than you realize.  (WB220”

Reflections:

We pause a moment today to be thankful.  Gratitude is one way that God’s blessings come to us.  God does not need gratitude, but we do, and we have it when we choose.  Our lives, if we have been studying the Workbook, are much smoother now than even four months ago, when we started going through the Workbook (some for the first time, others for a repeat of many times).

We do not need to resist the truth.  We need to be flexible in our relationship to the truth.  The Holy Spirit will guide us, but He will not force Himself upon us.  We must turn to Him in joyful anticipation of the blessings which He will restore on our personal worlds.

We may still have doubts, but these are receding.  It is a great blessing that the doubts are receding.  We have wallowed in misery long enough.  We are, the Text says, like prisoners set free after long years of imprisonment.  We do not at first know how to welcome freedom.  But we will learn, and we will learn rapidly.  There is no slowness about salvation.

Prayer:

Dear Mother/Father,

I thank You that my way will be easier now.  Thank You for the knowledge that You have imparted to me in the Workbook thus far this year.  I feel reassured, once again, of Your great love.

May my gratitude for what You have offered to me through Jesus overflow my day and make me even more happy than I would be ordinarily.  I love You.

Amen.

Author: Celia Hales

I intend "Miracles Each Day" to offer inspiration and insight into A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, and similar readings.

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