“There is no order of difficulty in miracles. One is not ‘harder’ or ‘bigger’ than another. They are all the same. All expressions of love are maximal.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-1.I.1)
The first sentence in this quotation is of paramount importance to understanding A Course in Miracles. Jesus, the one who channeled ACIM, knows that there is no order of difficulty in miracles. We don’t, for we think that we can point to many things in our world that would be hard to change. We need to open our minds ever so slightly, and consider that we are wrong. Miracles light our way, will light our way. As an expression of love, miracles transform us and our world.
What does it mean to be an “expression of love”? Jesus expresses his love for all of us by checking on the miracle-readiness of all of our brothers, and sending those of us whom he selects to effect the miracles that he and he alone points out. We do not select certain circumstances to effect miracles. We don’t effect miracles at all, in fact, for miracles are of God and the Holy Spirit, and, on a more practical level, of Jesus.
Jesus is in charge of the Sonship. And, as such, he dictates to us what our part in salvation really is. We don’t have to guess about these matters. When we open our minds to possibilities, the way to effect salvation—through miracles—will develop as well. We need fear nothing. We can’t but be in the right place at the right time.
So let us think a bit on miracles, and the miraculous nature of a deed that is done without range of difficulty. Can we open our minds to this possibility? Wouldn’t it be a wondrous truth—IF there were no range of difficulty in miracles.
Let us take Jesus at his word. Ask him today if you are ready to effect any miracles, under his guidance, for your brother. He will answer, for he holds our hand as we walk along the pathway toward home.