“Would you not learn the lesson of salvation through his [Jesus’s] learning? Why would you choose to start again, when he has made the journey for you? (M-23.5)”
1 – What Jesus Learned
We can listen to the words of A Course in Miracles, and hear first hand what Jesus learned 2,000 years ago. He made the journey for us. We do not need to do anything to merit our own salvation. We are sharing his resurrection with him.
2 – Why Do We Struggle So?
What a blessing this really is! This passage asks us, without saying so, why we make life so hard for ourselves, when the way has already been cleared.
3 – Journey without Distance
Elsewhere Jesus says that this is a “journey without distance,” and there is a well-known book on A Course in Miracles by Robert Skutch that says the same. We are not really going anywhere; we are accepting a reality that we have never known before in as great a depth as Jesus is teaching us in ACIM (an interpretation, not stated in ACIM).
4 – Choose What Has Lasting Value
We often choose activities because their value will not last. We go on tangents, led by the ego, that leads to impossible learning goals that are inherently depressing and absolutely impossible of achievement. We need to make a different decision today. We need to ask for help in making that decision. We need to choose only what has value that will last, for no value that is temporary is of any good to us.
Thank You for the walk that Jesus took 2,000 years ago. And he shares today what he learned. His message in A Course in Miracles is clear, and this message is that salvation is ready for all of us to accept. We do not have to achieve to accept salvation. We are beloved. We are as You created us. As much as we disbelieve, we are innocent, guilty only of making mistakes–mistakes that are correctable and totally forgivable by ourselves and others. You, bless You, do not extend forgiveness because You have never condemned.
Be with as we seek to incorporate the message of ACIM in our daily lives. When we slip, You are there to catch our hand so that we do not fall on our face. Be with us today as we take the journey without distance.