From 185: “No one can mean these words and not be healed.  He cannot play with dreams, nor think he is himself a dream.  He cannot make a hell and think it real.  He wants the peace of God, and it is given him.  For that is all he wants, and that is all he will receive.  Many have said these words.  But few indeed have meant them.  You have but to look upon the world you see around you to be sure how very few they are.  The world would be completely changed, should any two agree these words express the only thing they want.”

 

Thank God there is no time, and that I can change my mind whenever I’m willing. I certainly wasn’t seeking the peace of God yesterday, even though I wasn’t having a difficult day; but I took the time to listen to the news in the morning, and was dismayed how many times I felt myself reacting negatively to what I heard. Now, I think this was an opportunity to look at the buried guilt in my mind; at least, I took it as such and did so. There were times when I did feel peace, and I gave thanks and still do for them. As for joining minds with others, I absolutely know the peace of such joining, and each time I do, I find peace which has nothing to do with outer circumstances.

 

From 186: “Today’s idea may seem quite sobering, until you see its meaning.  All it says is that your Father still remembers you, and offers you the perfect trust He holds in you who are His Son.  It does not ask that you be different in any way from what you are.  What could humility request but this?  And what could arrogance deny but this?  Today we will not shrink from our assignment on the specious grounds that modesty is outraged.  It is pride that would deny the Call for God Himself.”

 

God trusts me—and you—and everyone, and that is wonderful and brings tears of joy to my eyes. My function or natural activity is to forgive, to let go of grievances, realizing that I am the one attacking myself, not another. There is no other; we are all parts of God’s One Creation. Though I certainly falter at times, I’m willing at least to be willing to carry out my part in the plan. Father, help me remember today that you always give what is needed to do what is asked. Thank you.

 

 

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