“Thinking of our relationship as that of colleagues as well as companions, as fellow workers or work-mates with a task to accomplish, as well as conversationalists, is not an erroneous way to think of our relationship. We are both friends and co-workers. Colleagues as well as companions.
“Our dialogue is not without purpose. You know this or you would not be here. You know this or you would not feel the devotion to me and to what we do here that you do.” (ACOL, D:Day6.25 – 6.26)
Here we see a very personal and warm tone set in A Course of Love. The relationship in this quotation for today is the one between Jesus and ourselves. He wants us to enter into camaraderie with him.
We need to think long and hard about this request. For anyone who has an aversion to traditional Christianity, the language may be off-putting. For anyone who grew up accepting the idea of a personal savior in Jesus, the language may be very familiar and comforting.
In this quotation, he doesn’t use the term “savior”; he sees himself and us as equals. We are partners in an enterprise—salvation—that is no better way to spend a life. The goal is a better life for all, a true healing of all that has seemingly hurt us, and a promise of an attitude toward a Higher Power—God—that will bring us great solace.
Jesus has promised to be available to all who make a “single, unequivocal call” (from A Course in Miracles). His status as a spirit means that he is outside time and space, and his focus of consciousness can, apparently, be anywhere at any time. Of course, none of us can understand how this is possible. There is much in the cosmos that we don’t comprehend, though. If we can just open the door a little, give Jesus a chance to show us miracles, I think we will come around to his way of thinking.
There is so much awaiting us when we let our heart guide. The mind might want to know the “how” of Jesus’s companionship with any and all of us. But the heart sees a deeper knowledge, and it is this deeper knowledge that will invite our cooperation in a scheme to save humankind. The world is very weary now, old and tired (from ACIM), and we have tried many things to save it, only to fall on our faces in defeat. Something is different now, different in this time of Christ. If we will open the door ever so slightly, lift our sights to the heavens, and listen to what our heart says about the sight before us, we will all be better off.
In this time of Christ, the world will become, eventually, a better place than it was previously. The real change comes from many of us gathering together under the guidance of what our heart tells us. Jesus has chosen this time to give us channeled writings because, I think, the time is right. This in itself ought to give all of us hope.
And this is just the beginning.
May I have a good attitude today. There is so much good ahead, though the way for this world may turn difficult before the light dawns. Let me hold out hope for the light.
Guide me each day. Keep my mind and heart keen to follow You. We are all in this together, and we all are needed.