“Our Father, bless our eyes today. We are Your messengers, and we would look upon the glorious reflection of Your Love which shines in everything. We live and move in You alone. We are not separate from Your eternal life. There is no death, for death is not Your Will. And we abide where You have placed us, in the life we share with You and with all living things, to be like You and part of You forever. We accept Your Thoughts as ours, and our will is one with Yours eternally. Amen.”
I heartily agree with this prayer. I would say two things about this lesson: Until I became a student of the Course, I was not aware that negative emotions are veiled expressions of the wish to die. It makes sense to me, though, since prolonged stress, anxiety, and fear can cause physical illness.
Today, during the Wednesday study group, one of the participants had a window open, and a robin was singing outside. His song reminded me of the love and glory of God in its beauty.