“Sin is the symbol of attack. Behold it anywhere, and I will suffer. For forgiveness is the only means whereby Christ’s vision comes to me. Let me accept what His sight shows me as the simple truth, and I am healed completely. Brother, come and let me look on you. Your loveliness reflects my own. Your sinlessness is mine. You stand forgiven, and I stand with you.”
If I remain in the present as much as possible, I will experience forgiveness. This is what I’ve found by allowing past difficulties to slip away. More and more, they seem like a story, an unhappy tale that I do not wish to read again. I freely admit that I sometimes forget and think the memories reflect reality, but in those holy instants when I let the dark past go and remember only the love there, I know peace. I can’t do this alone, and so I ask my Inner Teacher to re-interpret the tale and rewrite it according to the truth.