I have a function God would have me fill.
My function is forgiveness. Forgiveness of myself, others, this world and on it goes. Forgiveness reveals the Light of God. In His Light is my freedom.
As I continue to work through some issues with a business client, I held this person in my mind during my meditation this morning. I did not want the barbed-wire fence of separation between us. I did not want to imprison us both. For we were made free.
Who can be born again in Christ but him who has forgiven everyone he sees or thinks of or imagines? Who could be set free while he imprisons anyone? A jailer is not free, for he is bound together with his prisoner. He must be sure that he does not escape, and so he spends his time in keeping watch on him. The bars that limit him become the world in which his jailer lives, along with him. And it is on his freedom that the way to liberty depends for both of them.
Therefore, hold no one prisoner. Release instead of bind, for thus are you made free. The way is simple. Every time you feel a stab of anger, realize you hold a sword above your head. And it will fall or be averted as you choose to be condemned or free. Thus does each one who seems to tempt you to be angry represent your savior from the prison house of death. And so you owe him thanks instead of pain.
The realization I hold the sword above my own head with each rush of stressed and suppress anger, is the key. No one has done this but me. It is my own thoughts. This bears repeating again and again. I forget, so again I need a reminder. This society and world wants us to blame this, that and the other for our despair and problems. Just take a look at the current political atmosphere!
I am responsible. I can forgive. I can see all as One with me. No more need to grope in the darkness for a promise from the ego, when God is all my heart is yearning for.
P.S. Listen to my Living the Lessons podcast episode for this lesson as I expanded a little more on what I wrote here. See link below.