Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 170

“Father, we are like You.  No cruelty abides in us, for there is none in You.  Your peace is ours.  And we bless the world with what we have received from You alone.  We choose again, and make our choice for all our brothers, knowing they are one with us.  We bring them Your salvation […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 170

Good Morning! KEN’S THOUGHTS: Jesus thus exposes the myth of the face of innocence, typically expressed as:  I had no choice but to attack, for you attacked me first, or threatened to do so, and if I do not defend myself you will attack me, my loved ones, my country, or the groups with which […] Read More

Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 170

There is no cruelty in God and none in me. We attack because we are in terror within our mind and we believe our terror within will be relieved without. I know there were times in my life, my hidden thoughts and desires that someone or something would come to harm. We have to admit […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 169

Good Morning! KEN’S THOUGHTS: Reflecting God’s Love, grace is its aspect in the dream and like its sister, forgiveness, does not oppose its source.  In other words, grace is love’s natural state once the separation seemed to occur and the Son’s memory that allows him to choose his Father instead of the ego. We cannot […] Read More

Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 167

“In this world, there appears to be a state that is life’s opposite.  You call it death.  Yet we have learned that the idea of death takes many forms.  It is the one idea which underlies all feelings that are not supremely happy.  It is the alarm to which you give response of any kind […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 168

KEN’S THOUGHTS: This lesson and the one to follow discuss grace differently from other discussions in ACIM.  In the first chapter of the text, for example, Jesus talks about spirit being in a state of grace (T-1.III.5:4), the equivalent of the Love of God.  Here, and more so in the next lesson, he talks about […] Read More