“[Y]ou are free to receive the Love of God, to choose only loving thoughts, to look gently upon everyone and every event, seeing only perfect innocence.” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 15, Page 185)
We are free to look gently upon others. In the eyes of God, we are merely children. We make mistakes, we don’t understand the action or inaction of others, we ourselves still get angry and “vent.” But we are actually still innocent creatures, as A Course in Miracles tells us. We have been living in a dream of reality, and dreams are often ridiculous in the way that they move from scene to scene, incorporating outlandish images before our eyes.
We are sure to have God’s love, only and especially when the world doesn’t seem to treat us well. He always treats us well, for none of the adverse circumstances that we face are punishments from Him. God is always and only loving, as Jesus told us when he walked the earth. We don’t know why bad things happen to good people, but we can learn, and discover, from these bad things.
Treat others with gentleness. Walk the earth gently. Forgive one’s self for lapses in good thinking, and forgive others for the same.
We are walking toward a glorious future. The stones in our path, if we trip, cannot keep us down long.