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Lesson 257 Let Me Remember What My Purpose Is.

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 257 Let Me Remember What My Purpose Is

  1. If I forget my goal, I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my actions.  No one can serve contradicting goals and serve them well.  Nor can he function without deep distress and great depression.  Let us, therefore, be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve what God would have us do this day.
  2. Father, forgiveness is Your chosen means for our salvation.  Let us not forget today that we can have no will but Yours.  And thus our purpose must be Yours as well if we would reach the peace You will for us.[1]
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My purpose is to return to God, to Love, to my true Self.  Let me not ever forget that, I pray.  When I forget I am confused, unsure of what I am, conflicted in my actions.  Deep distress and great depression wallow behind my outward smile and false front of good cheer.

Today Jesus bids us remember what it is we want – we want to know God, and so we learn forgiveness.  In doing this, we deny (with vigilance) the ego thought system and return our minds to our Father. We want only to achieve what God has for us to do today.  We want our thoughts to be unified and put toward meaningful action.

We must forgive the separation.  We must forgive each other’s bodies which attempt to distort and ration love.  We must forgive the whole ego thought system that would have us destroy and devour one another through false friendships and unholy alliances.  Forgiveness, Jesus tells us, is the chosen means for our salvation.  Without forgiveness, we condemn ourselves, and the ego world continues to spin its web in time and sorrow.  Let us remember our purpose, which is God’s purpose, so that all may reach the peace our Father wills for us.  In Jesus name.  Amen.


[1] A Course In Miracles – Workbook: Lesson 257 – Let Me …. https://acimi.com/a-course-in-miracles/workbook/lesson-257

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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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