“This lesson is only as complicated as the most complex among you needs it to be . But for some it can be simple, as simple as realizing the oneness of the embrace. Within the embrace you can let all thought go. Within the embrace, you can quit thinking even of holy things, holy men and women, and even divine beings, even the one God. Is not the embrace itself holy? Is not the sunrise and sunset? (A Course of Love, 20.21)”
Affirmation: “I welcome the embrace today.”
1 – Beautiful Passage
This passage for today is especially beautiful in writing style as well as the message. We can realize, when we imagine that Jesus embraces us, that we are totally protected and totally safe. We can let our worries fall away. We can drop our concerns. We have no problems, for the solutions are presented at the point that the problems appear (an ACIM tenet). Such a glorious way to live!
2 – Safety in Love
If we could only sustain this realization, this perfect safety in love, we would be well along the pathway home. May we follow the way that Jesus has so beautifully pointed out to us. May we not get ourselves all tangled up with the fretting of this world.
3 – Embrace = All Is Forgiven
The embrace is Jesus’s way of saying that all is forgiven. Despite any regrets that we have, we do not need to hold them against ourselves, thinking we are not worthy, for we are children of God, and we remain as He has created us. Everything else is illusion, and though we cannot discount what has happened in illusion, when we ask for forgiveness of our mistakes, all is indeed forgiven. May we never forget this blessing of Atonement.
4 – Simple Lesson
May we learn a simple lesson today. May we not make it complex or complicated. It is as simple as telling a child that Jesus loves him/her. We have not outgrown Jesus, but now, in A Course of Love, he ultimately sees us as companions to him, equals in every respect. This is not the message of traditional Christianity, but perhaps it is a new message for our age,
May we bask in the love that Jesus shows us that he has for us. May we not let our minds wonder how this might be. He is real, and he knows us–all of us. Let us look beyond what science tells us to what we know in our hearts.
May we feel the embrace of Jesus today. He will see that we come to understand all that we need to understand, so that intellectual doubt does not intrude.