PART II. SECTION 3: WHAT IS THE WORLD
Lesson 246 To Love My Father is to Love His Son.
- 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.
- 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.
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.