“Forgiveness gently looks upon all things unknown in Heaven, sees them disappear, and leaves the world a clean and unmarked slate on which the Word of God can now replace the senseless symbols written there before. Forgiveness is the means by which the fear of death is overcome, because it holds no fierce attraction now and guilt is gone. Forgiveness lets the body be perceived as what it is; a simple teaching aid, to be laid by when learning is complete, but hardly changing him who learns at all.”
Just as yesterday’s lesson helps me look at the darkness I’ve made, so today’s lesson allows me to glimpse the Light God has created. My natural activity, my function, is to let go the past and all the mistakes I’ve made. With the help of Holy Spirit, I can do this, and so find the peace which is shining within me and everyone. I am not a body, but that doesn’t mean I should hold it in contempt or abuse it. As the above sentence says, it is an aid to learning, and I am grateful for its presence.