“There is no deceit in God. His promises are sure. Only remember that. His promises have guaranteed His Judgment, and His alone, will be accepted in the end. It is your function to make that end be soon. It is your function to hold it to your heart, and offer it to all the world to keep it safe. (M-15.3)”
1 – Plan of the Teachers
This passage is about the plan of the teachers of God (from ACIM), to bring everyone back to Him, though that may take millions of years. I have often mentioned this length of time in this blog, but always with a reassurance that our own way and God’s way in time are not the same. Jesus says that each of us saves a thousand years, as the world measures time. But time, also an ACIM tenet, is an illusion; there is no time. Modern physics is coming to see this truth as well.
2 – God’s Judgment Is Benign
God’s Judgment is benign. It dwells not at all on “sin.” And it certainly does not dwell on hell. God’s Judgment will come to all of us, when we are ready to welcome it (from the Manual). The Judgment will be carried out by Jesus in conjunction with his brothers (and sisters). Can we understand this? Of course not. We are very human, and this is part of the theology of ACIM that is in all likelihood something that is beyond us. But having led us this far, is it likely that Jesus would be wrong herein? Most students/teachers of A Course in Miracles do not believe Jesus is leading us astray. He himself says that we might sometimes get that idea, but he has tried to choose words that are impossible to misconstrue (a paraphrase from the Text). But he also says that we can twist symbols (which words are) around if we wish.
3 – The World Is Weary Now
We need to make the end come sooner. This world is very weary now, and there is an astounding amount of suffering and pain. Surely we ourselves weep when we hear some news accounts. But this illusion will not stand before the compassion of God. And our way home has been pointed out to us (in my opinion, in both A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love). Let us seek today to be quiet a bit, and listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Let us ask today what we can do to be sure that the illusory separation from God does not continue for eons. Let us ask what we can do today to save the thousand years that Jesus has promised to each of us.
It is hard for me, as a limited human being, to comprehend the millions of years that Jesus says may be ahead before everyone is home again. It seems such a sad dilemma. But I know that Jesus is not a morose figure. He always means well, and there are few of us who would ever doubt this. So even a million years will be short when we have Awakened. And it is our function in salvation to make that glorious day sooner for those with whom we come in contact. Help me to remember this, and be with me, I ask.
I know that Jesus does not ask us to force our will on anyone. Many, perhaps most, of us are not yet ready to accept all that salvation holds out for us. It is my belief that each day, lived well and happily, provides a means to reach others with the glorious message of Awakening. And, before Awakening, we are made gentler–not to be scared–by the happy dreams that the Holy Spirit brings to us.
Be with me today, as I seek to share Your message. Help me to reduce mistakes in conveying Your message. May all who are ready to receive help from You and Your Communicator, the Holy Spirit, open their hearts today to receive. And may we be consistently happy as we receive, for that happiness is also a function for us in this world, according to Jesus in A Course in Miracles.