“Forgive the world, and you will understand that everything that God created cannot have an end, and nothing He did not create is real. In this one sentence is our course explained. (M-20.5)”
Affirmation: “May I forgive the world today.”
1 – Forgive and Then Understand
I do not fully understand this passage for today, and I do not fully understand the link between forgiveness and understanding. I do remember a quotation from my college days, which said “Forgive, and you will come to understand.” And now Jesus seem to be saying the same thing.
2 – Real Creation
No end to real creation! That means eternity, and such a blessing it is! We have made illusions, by projecting outward from within. And our illusions, our dream, will not stand. It will last awhile and then disappear. But what I have termed the “intangibles” of God are lasting–the peace, joy, harmony.
3 – The Real Is Indestructible
And surely, somewhere, on some level of creation, there is the real that is indestructible, though A Course in Miracles does not describe any of this. Perhaps we could not understand now. Ruth Montgomery’s Guides said that there was much on the Other Side that would be incomprehensible to our limited minds. May our minds lose some of their limitation, and may we see glimpses of the real.
4 – Nothing Real Can Be Threatened
The fact that today’s passage is said to explain the whole of A Course in Miracles is very, very important, of course. It is akin to the epigram with which the Text begins:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists. (T-in.2)
May we revisit this introduction to the Text in our quiet time today. The words are beautiful, and the meaning incomparable.
May I forgive the things in my life that seem to go wrong, and then, as Jesus says, I will come to understand. I do pray that the real will be shown to me. I would step away from the unreal, because the unreal is a product of the egoic mind, and I would let that ego of mine wither away. Be with me to ensure my safety as I make the transition to the real world. You time this; I do not. Help me to do what You say to me to ready myself for this pivotal transition. May Awakening come sooner rather than later.
Be with all lives that I touch today. There is no harm intended by me, and I ask that no harm ensue. May my conscious and unconscious minds find peace in Your mercy. And may I also find the love that we all seek in our everyday lives. May my appeals for help be heard by those best equipped to heal. Thank You.