“You would be right to maintain that this course is a prerequisite for any rightful course you may teach. However, you would really be saying much more than that. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for knowledge. So is the only real purpose of any legitimate course. All that is required of you as a teacher is to follow me.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-3.IX.8:1-5)
We are learning the way of A Course in Miracles, and in following its teaching, our own teaching will be set forward rightly. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are following in Jesus’s footsteps, taking his pathway, when we attempt to prepare ourselves for teaching.
Jesus is doing something for us, too, that is beyond simply the hope that we will bring others to salvation. He is introducing us to knowledge, as opposed to simple perception. When we truly know a thing, we will sense it in our depths. There will be no doubt.
Perceptual understanding is always open to doubt, because perceptual understanding is based on the variability of our personality, its past and the way that personality views things. Knowledge is of God in the end, and He is the Unmovable. His way is always certain, and when we open our mind and heart to that way, we will know that His way is certain.
2 thoughts on “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps”
“What could God give but knowledge of Himself?”
When we know God, God knows Himself, and in that sense we know ourselves for Who we really are:
“Now that you know God, or rather are known by God…”
The rest of that verse says what in ACIM has also been said like this:
“I have said that you cannot change your mind by changing your behavior,
but I have also said, and many times, that you can change your mind.”
Thank you for this!!! Amen! 🙏🏾❤️