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PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 258 Let Me Remember My Goal is God

  1. All that is needful is to train our minds to overlook all little senseless aims and to remember that our goal is God.  His memory is hidden in our minds obscured but by our pointless little goals which offer nothing, and do not exist.  Shall we continue to allow God’s grace to shine in unawareness, while the toys and trinkets of the world are sought instead?  God is our only goal, our only Love.  We have no aim but to remember Him.
  2. Our goal is but to follow in the way that leads to You.  We have no goal but this.  What could we want but to remember You?  What could we seek but our Identity?[1]
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This 2007 comedy starring two of my favorite actors, inspired me to come up with my own bucket list. For instance, there is Hadrian’s Wall to hike.  A revisit to Cozumel to explore the Maya ruins and taking Lover to Wales is on it, as well as finishing Grover Good and the Stone Chateau and upgrading our wardrobes.  Developing the website, becoming certified to teach A Course in Miracles, learning aquaponics and hydroponics (my heart thrills at the thought of purple eggplants, red hot peppers, green cabbage and cucumbers growing without dirt and weather worries), and making the best pickles ever are also ongoing goals.  Personal goals, professional goals, financial goals – I’ve always enjoyed having goals and giving myself something to work toward, to keep me motivated, and to achieve and accomplish. 

However, I could really want no other thing but to remember my Creator and Lord, and in remembering Him, I come to know who and what I really am and what I truly desire.  And then I have forever.  Unlimited by the waning years of the fleshly body; there are no panicked thoughts of wearing out or growing too old to walk from coast to coast on the ancient Roman ruins.  The world’s offerings, limited by time, money, and effort; not to mention aging, energy, and demands from family and friends, come only with great sacrifice and sorrow.   Choosing to go after the goals on a bucket list blinds us to the daily wonders, tenderness, and joys that surround us always.

Dear Heavenly Father, I don’t want the sights and sounds of this world to keep me unaware of Your grace.  Let return and communion with You be my only goal, my only Love.  I want no other aim but to remember You.  I want to stay upon the path where You lead, and which leads to You.   In Jesus name.  Amen. 


[1] ACIM Lesson 258 – Let me remember that my goal is God …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3kRp6tczyk