“Today, then, let us practice with these thoughts: Let me not forget my function. Let me not try to substitute mine for God’s. Let me forgive and be happy.”

I have not memorized the order of the lessons, so I did not remember that this lesson is about the function I have–my true nature and activity. I am grateful that I now understand this word, so that to forgive is less something added on to me than simply an outgrowth of who I really am–part of God’s One Creation. Letting go of the past, then, is how I should live each day. This is simple, but not always easy, as the ego mind keeps attempting to pull me back into dark memories of difficult situations. When I feel such a pull, my choice is to turn within to my Teacher and ask for help in fulfilling my true purpose–my true function–forgiving.

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