What is a miracle? (Reading)
A miracle is a correction. It does not create, nor really change at all. It merely looks on devastation, and reminds the mind that what it sees is false. It undoes error, but does not attempt to go beyond perception, nor exceed the function of forgiveness. Thus it stays within time’s limit. Yet it paves the way for the return of timelessness and love’s awakening, for fear must slip away under the gentle remedy it brings.
A miracle brings the gift of grace, for it is given and received as one. And thus it illustrates the law of truth the world does not obey, because it fails entirely to understand its ways.
Forgiveness is the home of miracles. The eyes of Christ deliver them to all they look upon in mercy and in love. Miracles fall like drops of healing rain from Heaven on a dry and dusty world, where starved and thirsty creatures come to die. Now they have water. Now the world is green. And everywhere the signs of life spring up, to show that what is born can never die, for what has life has immortality.h
Lesson 341 (Lesson)
I can attack but my own sinlessness, and it is only that which keeps me safe.
Father, Your Son is holy. I am he on whom You smile in love and tenderness so dear and deep and still the universe smiles back on You, and shares Your Holiness. How pure, how safe, how holy, then, are we, abiding I Your Smile, with all Your Love bestowed upon us, living one with You, in brotherhood and Fatherhood complete; in sinlessness so perfect that the Lord of Sinlessness conceives us as His Son, a universe of Thought completing Him.
Let us not, then, attack our sinlessness, for it contains the Word of God to us. And in its kind reflection we are saved.
It was great to be reminded in the reading that the course is all about miracles, and that miracle = forgiveness. I had to remind myself that holding people accountable for the things they did to me is a sign of lack forgiveness. Sometimes its hard to focus on the future without wanting people to pay for their misdemeanours.
I had my artist date today. Pure indulgence. Watched Moulin Rouge again – plus all the extras, especially the dance sequences; accompanied by candles and a rather lovely Sauvignon Blanc.