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Lesson 246 To Love My Father is to Love His Son.

PART II.  SECTION 3:  WHAT IS THE WORLD

Lesson 246  To Love My Father is to Love His Son.

  1. Let me not think that I can find the way to God if I have hatred in my heart.  Let me not try to hurt God’s Son, and think that I can know his Father or my Self.  Let me not fail to recognize myself, and still believe that my awareness can contain my Father, or my mind conceive of all the love my Father has for me and all the love which I return to Him.
  2. I will accept the way You choose for me to come to You, my Father.  For in that will I succeed, because it is Your Will.  And I would recognize that what You will is what I will as well, and only that.  And so I choose to love Your Son.  Amen. 
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All hatred, dislike, resentment, blame, and victimization that I carry in my heart and mind, Lord, I give to the Holy Spirit.  I ask to be released from it.  Let me not hold on to any pettiness, grudges, old hurts and sorrows which would keep me locked in illusions, doubting Your love and care.  I choose to love and forgive my brothers, by recognizing that the problem is not them, but is inside of me where I love the idea of separation – of not being bothered by their boasting, complaints, demands, and dramas. It is a tough idea to give up, Lord, but I give it up because of my love for You and for Your Son.

Meaning Your Son no harm – I was more concerned about myself, enjoying the privilege of solitude, independence, and quietness. I perceived the noise and clamor from my fellows as hatred and deceit, while it was only a call for love and understanding.

Holy Spirit, I need your help with this. I want God’s Love for the Sonship and not this selfish substitute. Take my guilt and undo the wrongful attitude and its effects. I will accept the way that God chooses for me to come to Him. I choose to love His Son.

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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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