ACIM Workbook Lesson 359 – for Sunday, December 25, 2011
Affirmation: “God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain
Is healed; all misery replaced with joy.
All prison doors are opened. And all sin
Is understood as merely a mistake.”
“Sin is impossible, and on this fact forgiveness rests upon a certain base more solid than the shadow world we see. Help us forgive, for we would be redeemed. Help us forgive, for we would be at peace. (WB484)”
1 – The Prison Doors are Opened
There is much summation in the lesson for today. The prison doors are opened, and we are free. What will we do with this freedom? We will serve our brothers and sisters in bringing salvation to them. We will not proselytize, if they are not ready. But we will stand ready before the time that they are, waiting for that time to arrive.
2 – A Shadow World
Sin is impossible, and this is because we live in a shadow world, a world of illusion. We are as God created us; we have not changed, as much as we think that we have. We did not, in actuality, ever separate from Him. That would be impossible. But we could think that we had separated, and that is the situation in which we have found ourselves.
3 – The Peace of God
May we know God’s answer as peace today. May we find only the peace of God as we walk through this day.
May I return often today to the Workbook lesson. There is much that You would have me remember, much that capsules what has come earlier this year in the Workbook. I would rejoice that the prison doors are opened, that You have granted me the blessing of knowing what to say and do. May I never lose sight of this blessing, and may I never take it for granted. Also may I never imagine that You are leading me, when it is really my ego–once again rearing its ugly head.
Be with me on this Christmas Day. May my brothers and sisters who do celebrate Christmas enjoy their day. If my brothers and sisters reading this do not celebrate Christmas, may they reach toward You by whatever means are comfortable to them. May the words of A Course in Miracles comfort all of Your children.
I would know Your peace, and I would ask You to deliver me from all that is in my heart and mind that keep me from knowing Your peace. My intentions are firm, but I know that intentions are never enough. I will always fall down unless I let You lift me up, unless I let Your Guide show me Your Way.