Today I learn the law of love, that what I give my brother is my gift to me.
This is your law, my Father, not my own. I have not understood what giving means, and thought to save what I desired for myself alone. And as I looked upon the treasure I thought I had, I found an empty place where nothing ever was or is or will be. Who can share a dream? And what can an illusion offer me? Yet he whom I forgive will give me gifts beyond the worth of anything on earth. Let my forgiven brothers fill my store with heaven’s treasures, which alone are real. Thus is the law of love fulfilled. And thus your Son arises and returns to You.
How near we are to one another, as we go to God. How near is He to us. How close the ending of the dream of sin, and the redemption of the Son of God.
I struggled to get back into the writing groove after my week off. It took about an hour and a half of sitting at my desk before I was able to re-connect with the process and the characters. I am more than ever convinced that the ‘job’ is the way to go. I would certainly not have done any editing today, as there was plenty else I could have used to occupy my time.
Coming up to Christmas it seems that every lesson is a reminder that the greatest gift is forgiveness. The more I give, the more I receive.