“My brother, peace and joy I offer you, That I may have God’s peace and joy as mine.”

This sentence speaks to me of forgiveness–the letting go of the fearful past. When I offer peace and joy to one with whom I’ve had a difficult or unholy relationship, I come to understand that I receive it as well. For a time, I thought this was theoretical, a nice idea, but impractical. Then I began to heal from such a relationship and found that if I offered the person with whom I’d had it peace and joy, it came back to me. Sometimes this was very hard to do, and I had to ask Holy Spirit’s help to see the past differently. At other times, I was open and willing to offer this gift. This was so tonight. I found myself thinking of the good things that came from the relationship, including my introduction to the Course. I am grateful.

Blessings,

Mari

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