Forgiveness and Need

“If, when you have been forgiven, you have everything else, and you have been forgiven, then, you have everything else.

“This happens to be the simplest of propositions:

“If P then Q


“Therefore Q.

“Your real question is, is P true? If you will review the evidence, I think you will find this inescapable. I went on very personal record to this effect, and I am the only completely true witness for God. You have every right to examine my credentials. In fact, I urge you to do so. It may have been years since you have read the Bible.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-

When we have been forgiven, Jesus is saying, we have everything that we need. And he is also saying that we have been forgiven.
He humorously asks Helen and Bill to go the Bible to examine his credentials. Certainly we can go to the Bible also.

Do we really believe Jesus here? Do we think that we have everything that we need? Our needs are met at the point that they are recognized, and this means that because solution is with the problem, we literally have no real “needs.” Of course, this is hard for us to accept. We make everything difficult for ourselves, for we surely are our own worst enemy.

Spend a while recognizing that God answers need at the point that the need is recognized. And go to the Bible, as Jesus asks Helen and Bill, and by extension, us, to do.

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