In this lesson, Jesus tells me that I have no personal interests. At first, this sounds both absurd and insulting. Of course, I have personal interests, don’t I? Even though the quotation below comes before this assertion, I think it explains what he is getting at. I am not a separate being, self-sufficient and alone. I am part of God’s one creation, what the Course calls the Sonship. What I think and how I perceive affects everyone, even those I will never meet, and so my true interests are connected with the rest of creation.

“You perceive the world and everything in it as meaningful in terms of ego goals. These goals have nothing to do with your own best interests, because the ego is not you.”




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