Lesson 271 Christ Is The Vision I Will Use Today.

  1. Each day, each hour, every instant, I am choosing what I want to look upon, the sounds I want to hear, the witnesses to what I want to be the truth for me.  Today I choose to look upon what Christ would have me see, to listen to God’s Voice, to seek the witnesses to what is true in God’s creation, in Christ’s sight, the world, and God’s creation meet, and as they come together all perception disappears.  His kindly sight redeems the world from death, for nothing that He looks on but must live, remembering the Father and the Son; Creator and creation unified.
  2. Father, Christ’s vision is the way to You.  What He beholds invites Your memory to be restored to me.  And this I choose, to be what I would look upon today.[1]
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This morning, I woke up with James Taylor (I thought) singing “Keep me searching for a heart of gold, and I’m getting old…) in my head. A fitting message, for we are growing old.  It is only for the years we spend learning what is not a heart of gold that we can finally recognize what is one, I mused later to brother Gene (who kindly pointed out that it was Neil Young – not James Taylor.)  In any case, we both agreed that it can’t be found in the external world, only in the internal, invisible, everlasting one – a heart of gold.

Then later in our study group, Linda and I discussed how we find Christ’s vision in the Lord’s Prayer as we welcome God’s Kingdom and God’s Will into our hearts and the world.  What struck me was how much each of us was already doing this with the Lord’s Prayer, deconstructing, praying, and absorbing it in our daily practice.  It is the way to the Father, Jesus tells us.  The Lord’s Prayer as Christ’s vision invites our Father’s memory to renew in us.  Today we choose to be what we would look upon, and we look upon our world restored to God’s Kingdom and God’s Will.  Gone are the hurts, the betrayals, the awful inconveniences that burden our daily lives to the point of madness!  Welcome to the Kingdom of God where everybody accepts the truth with a smile; where wit and humor amuse us throughout eternity, where love and belonging sustain us.  In God’s Kingdom, material possessions do not rule and own us; we are free from time and the false god of egoism; we rest eternally – no longer striving for things in our contentment and satisfaction.  We have found the heart of gold; we never grow old, for we have returned to our rightful place in the family of God.  Christ’s vision is what I will see today.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

[1] A Course in Miracles/Workbook for Students/Christ’s is the vision…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 432