The Holy Spirit Guides Us to Fulfill Our Part in Atonement

“Your part is only to offer Him [Holy Spirit] a little willingness to let Him remove all fear and hatred, and to be forgiven. On your little faith, joined with His understanding, He will build your part in the Atonement and make sure that you fulfill it easily. (T-18.V.2)”

Once we have accepted Atonement, we will want to share what we have discovered. We are encouraged to leave our part up to the Holy Spirit, Who alone can guide us rightly. We will realize that we don’t have to “do” anything, that we are accepted by God exactly as we are. But we will want to do something. And this quotation tells us how to make decisions about what that something will be.

It is exactly what our decisions have been prior to accepting Atonement, if we are following A Course in Miracles. We learn in the Manual that we need to turn over our erroneous judgments (and all are erroneous) to the Holy Spirit. We need to let Him make our decisions for us, even in the little things.

Not many of us follow this guidance to the letter, but those who do lead charmed lives. All of our decisions become right when we follow our guidance. What more could we ask? Would we not all want to lead charmed lives?

We will fulfill our part in Atonement easily, because it is through the Holy Spirit that we will act. Our conflicts and our struggles, our times of discontent and ennui—all are part of the egoic past. Struggle is not part of God’s plan for our transformed lives.

Please reread the quotation and be glad. And say a little prayer of thanksgiving.

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4 thoughts on “The Holy Spirit Guides Us to Fulfill Our Part in Atonement

  1. I have always been fond of the idea that in any endeavor, there is always our part and God’s part. It is our responsibility to make the right beginning, though guidance from the Holy Spirit, and then it is God’s part to bring to completion that which we have set in motion. This leads to a life of right action but without struggle. As a teacher of mine often said, we become “Easy Disciples.”

    Learning to let go and let God bring to completion most always results in an inner struggle with the ego who says, “I’ll do it.” Such an egoistic outcome often creates more life problems rather than making life work to our benefit.

    “Be an Easy Disciple,” are good words to live by.

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