“These are the lessons God would have you learn. His Will reflects them all, and they reflect His loving kindness to the Son He loves. Each lesson has a central thought, the same in all of them. The form alone is changed, with different circumstances and events; with different characters and different themes, apparent but not real. They are the same in fundamental content. It is this: Forgive, and you will see this differently.”
I’ve found that self-forgiveness is harder than forgiveness of what I perceive as other people. I’m much harder on myself. I criticize myself and yell at myself, calling myself stupid or dumb or other denigrating names when I make mistakes, whether they’re trivial or not. It’s all an illustration of the idea that I’m guilty and deserve punishment. May I learn the lessons that teach me what I think of myself and of those who seem separate from me is untrue, and that no wrath is about to descend on me or them. May I simply let the mistakes go, giving them to the Teacher within, who will correct them easily. Thank you.