“Yet there may still be one more thing: your fear of punishment for what is done now. Everybody makes mistakes. These errors are completely trivial. When the past has been forgiven, these minor infractions are very easily altered.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-1.13.2:1-4)
There is no hell. Or, more exactly, we make our own hell. We are not going to be punished for “sins.” Sins seem unforgiveable, but mistakes are easily forgiven and forgotten. We are fine. The mistakes, errors, are “trivial.”
What a reassurance this truly is! Jesus has reframed “sins” to be simply mistakes. And in the reframing, we are not tempted to repeat the “sin.” We know that we want mistakes corrected. The fact that this can be done so easily is a tremendous blessing, part of God’s blessings upon us.
Our egos have driven us mad, or, more exactly, the rise of the ego was a symptom of insane thinking. And then the false thinking of the ego only exacerbated the problem.
Enough! We know that we are safe in God’s Arms. He cares for His own, and we are His own. Let us drop the fear that we are outside God’s Kingdom. When we talk to Him in prayer, we come to understand that nothing we have done needs to be forgiven, by Him, for He has never condemned.
Let us rest in that sure knowledge today.
I do make mistakes, often. And I regret them, and, with Your help, seek to make restitution. Call to my mind the mistakes that I have forgotten; let me get to the restitution, if such is needed.
Thank You for guiding me so precisely. I know that my early childhood fear of hell was a mirage. I would be finished with mirages now.