“Observe how the world seems submerged in panic. The state of terror to which many are subjected is a visible manifestation of the arrival of the time of light and truth, and that everything is being healed. It is a sign of true hope.” Choose Only Love: Let Yourself Be Loved (COL bk.2, 14:I)
This quotation exemplifies a paradox. How can we see hope, when all around us things seem to be falling down? Our world seems in chaos. We seem in chaos.
But this quotation says that actually this is a “sign of true hope.” And that “everything is being healed.” If we listen to these words, perhaps we will have peace. The chaos won’t seem unsolvable any longer. It will not be unsolvable any longer.
We can let our panic and our terror go. If it is darkest just before the dawn, maybe the dawn is even now on the horizon. We want to see the arrival of the time of light and truth, and if we stand steadfast in our faith, this quotation is saying to us that light and truth will be what we will experience. Not a long way off, but very soon. Delay is only of the ego, and the ego is gone from many of us now. A Course of Love says this.
Let us take this passage to heart, sure of our God, sure of His promises. It truly is darkest just before the dawn.
I think I can see a ribbon of light on the horizon even now.