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Lesson 225 God is My Father, and His Son Loves Him

Part II:1 WHAT IS FORGIVENESS?

Lesson 224

God is My Father, and His Son Loves Him.

  1. Father, I must return Your Love for me, for giving and receiving are the same, and You have given all Your Love to me.  I must return it, for I want it mine in full awareness, blazing in my mind and keeping it within its kindly light, inviolate, beloved, with fear behind and only peace ahead.  How still the way Your loving Son is led along to You!
  2. Brother, we find that stillness now.  The way is open.  Now we follow it in peace together.  You have reached your hand to me, and I will never leave you.  We are one, and it is but this oneness that we seek, as we accomplish these few final steps which end a journey that was not begun. 

Loving God, my Father!  I cannot receive what He gives and not return it.  No longer willing to keep the love for Him inside – hidden behind my fears of sin and judgment, my love of God blazes in my mind and all worries are cast aside.  

Yesterday I listened to several troubling messages on a minister’s answering machine.  “What should I do with them?” he asked. “Should I erase them?  Should I call the police?”  Since there were threats of continued harassment – I suggested calling the police.  This is a crime, and there is no point to endure continued aggravation.  “Do it in love for yourself and for the other, because to allow this to continue is harmful to everyone, especially __,” I said, naming another dear brother walking for a while the insane path of judgment and condemnation.     

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The Goal of the Ego’s Voicemail

The stripped-down, laid-bare ego, a voice which I am very much familiar with, leaves the most batty messages upon the “answering machine” in my mind.  Telling me that I am nothing but exactly what I always was – condemning me for the mistakes of my past, projecting its interpretation of me unto my present and future, telling me how unworthy I am to love God and accept His Love for me, the ego jealously sees my real worth as threat.  My “worth” to the ego is shame, guilt, and the realization that I am stupid beyond words and sinful beyond redemption!   If it can’t get me to believe its lies about myself, the flying rat shrieks lies about you and everybody else. 

To quietly and calmly call the authorities and refuse to receive or broadcast any more of the ego’s spiteful messages, makes us decision-makers deciding for the Holy Spirit and not the ego.  God is our Father, and He gives and receives our love as His Son.  He never leaves us.  He never condemns, shames, or judges us for the empty mistakes of our past, but throws His arms wide open and welcomes us home.  Oh, to be like Him!

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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