“The miracle joins in the Atonement by placing the mind in the service of the Holy Spirit. This establishes the proper function of the mind and corrects its errors, which are merely lacks of love. (T11)”
1 – Definition of Errors
Our errors are merely lacks of love, but lacks that are healed by the Holy Spirit. Virtually all of us in this world have dark places that indicate lack of love. But the good news is that we can ask for guidance from the Holy Spirit, and He will lead us into the right pathway to leave these errors behind. Our mind can be healed by relinquishing errors that are merely “lacks of love.” This is concept that is easy to understand, and, if we reflect a bit, anyone (not necessarily a student/teacher of ACIM) would see the truth in the equation: “errors = lacks of love.”
2 – Miracles and the Atonement
Miracles and the Atonement are given an equal place in this passage for effecting this change in the mind. And Jesus is in charge of both. This is another place within ACIM that we are asked to see Jesus in a particular light as our leader. We have chosen that he be our leader by reading and studying his words. This is akin to choosing Jesus as our “personal Savior” (a tenet of traditional Christianity).
3 – Jesus’s Role
Remember that he is always there for us when we ask. He will lead the way out, in the service of the Holy Spirit. Surely all of us recognize that we would remedy these lacks of love. When we do so, the errors that caused the lacks of love are gone forever.
I ask for the help of Jesus today. I do not understand how he can answer all of our calls, but I think he implies this in ACIM, and I would choose to believe, even in the face of the incomprehensible nature of this. I know that there are physical laws that our scientists do not yet know, as there have always been.
Be with me as I seek to do the miracles that I seem guided to do. May I not let my ego intrude and lead me astray. And may I never seek to do something on my own volition. Be with me to help be discern correctly.
Help this to be a good day, for others and myself. May we follow Your pathway exclusively. Thank You for Your felt presence.