“If you do not think you are yet prepared, if you think you are not yet ready, cease to think. Read again these words of love and let the sound of love soothe your worries away. Give to me the thoughts that remain to trouble you and I will return them to you transformed by Love. (A Course of Love, 32.5)”
Affirmation: “May I give my inferior thoughts to Jesus to transform.”
1 – Comfort from ACOL
This passage for today is very comforting. Let us read again from A Course of Love when we are upset, for these are the words of Love. These are words that can lead us back to God. The very sound of words of love will ease troubles away, and in this we have help. We are never alone, though we may imagine ourselves to be.
2 – Jesus as Primary
Jesus takes his place as a primary factor in our lives with this passage for today. “Give to me the thoughts that remain to trouble you. . . .” What comfort! We cannot understand how he will transform these troubled thoughts, but we can give Jesus a chance. And he will not fail us; that is my conviction.
3 – Troubled Words Transformed
For troubled words to be transformed by Love is to let those troubled words be transformed by God, Who is Love (with a capital “L”).
4 – A Heartfelt Appeal
We are bade to cease to think, if we think that we are not yet ready for all that Jesus holds out to us. He is appealing to the heart, which does not need to think. And that heartfelt appeal will draw us in.
5 – A Conclusion
This is the final passage from the main part of the original volume of A Course of Love. It is indeed enough, for we know that Jesus walks with us, to soothe and comfort us, to lead us Home. And that is surely what we have wished all along.
I would be soothed today. I would join with Jesus as my companion, my friend, and I would listen to the internal promptings that may come from him. He promises to be with us upon one unequivocal call. I make that call today. I leave with him the things that trouble me, for he is able to transform them so that they trouble not me nor anybody else. What a blessing this is!
May I know the soothing presence of Jesus. May I recognize that there are other teachers, but, for me, Jesus is the most important one. I have chosen to follow the way that he has pointed out, and though I read from other individuals, my heart belongs to him.