ACIM Workbook Lesson 353 – for Monday, December 19, 2011
“Father, I give all that is mine today to Christ, to use in any way that best will serve the purpose that I share with Him. Nothing is mine alone, for He and I have joined in purpose. (WB481)”
1 – Rededicating to God
Today’s lesson is a dedication, or rededication, of our lives to God. We share with Jesus our true Selfhood, the Christ that we really are. And so we give our personal selves–our tongue, hands, feet–to the service of Christ, meaning more than just our elder brother, Jesus, but the Self that we all share.
2 – Sharing with Our World
We do not selfishly hold on to what we think “belongs” to us. We share with Christ, and we use our gifts to save the world. We do not cling to what we imagine to be “mine,” but we notice that we have joined with a larger purpose.
3 – We Do Not Need Many Words
As these final lessons come to us, we realize that we do not need many words to understand what is being said in A Course in Miracles. We are finding our way home, and the best way to do that is to commune with God, in quietness.
I would be quiet today, communing with You. Thank You for this year of Workbook lessons. Of course, they are invaluable to our growth in Your Spirit. May I remain stress free during this holiday season, with so much activity in my daily life. May I know what Christmas really means. This is a prayer that we all pray, but may I make it my true prayer today.
Thank You for comforting me in times of stress. Help me to know that You are the only cure.