Final lessons (Reading)
Our final lessons will be left as free of words as possible. We use them but at the beginning of our practicing, and only to remind us that we seek to go beyond them. Let us turn to Him Who leads the way and makes our footsteps sure. To Him we leave these lessons as to Him we give our lives henceforth. For we would not return again to the belief in sin that made the world seem ugly and unsafe, attacking and destroying, dangerous in all its ways, and treacherous beyond the hope of trust and the escape from pain.
We will not end this year without the gift our Father promised to His holy Son. We are forgiven now. And we are saved from all the wrath we thought belonged to God, and found it was a dream. We are restored to sanity, in which we understand that anger is insane, attack is mad, and vengeance merely foolish fantasy. We have been saved from wrath because we learned we were mistaken. Nothing more than that. And is a father angry at his son because he failed to understand the truth?
We come in honesty to God and say we did not understand, and ask Him to help us learn His lessons, through the Voice of His Own Teacher. Would He hurt His Son? Or would He rush to answer him, and say, ‘This is My Son, and all I have is his’? Be certain He will answer thus, for these are His Own words to you. And more than that can no one ever have, for in these words is all there is, and all there will be throughout all time and in eternity.
This holy instant would I give to you.
Be You in charge. For I would follow You.
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me. If I need a thought, that He will also give. And if I need but stillness and a tranquil, open mind, these are the gifts I will receive of Him. He is in charge by my request. And He will hear and answer me, because He speaks for God my Father and His holy Son.
Home straight. Only five more days to go on this journey. In many ways it’s been a long and eventful one, an in some ways it been much shorter than the three hour journey back from Manchester today. I believe the world and his wife was on the M6 today. One thing that I’ve certainly gained in this last year is patience, and peace come from patience.
Following the banquet yesterday I was happy to settle for a late breakfast of scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and hash browns at Oddballs in Chorlton. Even though it wasn’t on the menu they were happy to make what I wanted. I love the vibe in that place.