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Lesson 259 Let Me Remember That There Is No Sin

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 259 Let Me Remember That There Is No Sin

  1. Sin is the only thought that makes the goal of God seem unattainable.  What else could blind us to the obvious, and make the strange and disturbed seem more clear?  What else but sin engenders our attacks?  What else but sin could be the source of guilt, demanding punishment and suffering?  And what but sin could be the source of fear, obscuring God’s creation; giving love the attributes of fear and attack?
  2. Father, I would not be insane today.  I would not be afraid of love, nor seek for refuge in its opposite.  For love can have no opposite.  You are the Source of everything there is.  And everything that is remains with You, and You with it. [1]

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 Today’s lesson would suggest that sin is a thought that makes us forget who we are in God.  This idea has captured my imagination – for sin has always been taught as something we choose to do or fail to do – tell lies, bear false witness, cheat on your spouse, kill, steal or have sex without marriage.  But Jesus tells us in this lesson that sin is a thought of being so alienated from God our Source that we can never know Him or love Him or experience His Presence. 

It is this thought that blinds us to our Creator’s love.  It is this thought that makes the weird, insane logic of this world seem right.  It is this hopeless thought that gives cause for attack, guilt, retribution, sorrow, and fear.  It is in forgetting who we are in God that turns God into a petty tyrant who goes into sulks and violent rages when his creations fail to cringe and fawn and honor his demands for blood, suffering, and sacrifice.      

Father, today I will be in my right mind.  I won’t be afraid of You and Your Love.  I won’t grovel and plead; I will not use fear and attack or suffering and sacrifice to please You, for You are Love and the Source of all that is everlasting.  Everything that is, remains with You, for You can lose nothing and nothing and nobody can lose You.  Let me never be content with the nothingness, which is that which is without You.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

[1] A Course In Miracles – Workbook: Lesson 259 – Let Me …. https://acimi.com/a-course-in-miracles/workbook/lesson-259

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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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