Lesson 304 Let Not My World Obscure The Sight Of Christ

II.  SECTION 9.  What is the Second Coming?

Lesson 304 Let Not My World Obscure The Sight Of Christ

  1. I can obscure my holy sight, if I intrude my world upon it.  Nor can I behold the holy sights Christ looks upon, unless it is His vision that I use.  Perception is a mirror, not a fact.  And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.  I would bless the world by looking on it through the eyes of Christ.  And I will look upon the certain signs that all my sins have been forgiven me.
  2. You lead me from the darkness to the light, from sin to holiness.  Let me forgive, and thus receive salvation for the world.  It is Your gift, my Father, given me to offer to Your holy Son, that he may find again the memory of You, and of Your Son as You created him.[1]
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Yesterday we discussed the holy Christ being born within us and how we make a time and place to nurture the little Christ within. As He grows with our daily practice and devotion, He becomes us as we become Him. For many of us, we grasped more completely the concept of Salvation and the symbolism of the Nativity. We embraced the process of Salvation, letting go of the impatience and judgment that would otherwise impede us when we don’t get it all at the same time. Christ grows within us as we nurture Him and make room in our stable for Him to live. Eventually, our stable will be made, by our mutual becoming, into a celestial home, but in the meantime, patience and forgiveness!

Today our lesson focuses on not allowing our separate worlds to conceal the sight of Christ. The world we made is fraught with difficulties in relationships, trials and tribulations, naughty desires, health issues, condemnation, neediness, and despair. This world does its best to intrude upon the holy sights of Christ.

Perception, Jesus teaches, is a mirror, not a fact. When we perceive someone as unfriendly, unworthy, and dishonest, we are only reflecting judgments we cast upon ourselves. Let us bring good cheer to the world by seeing it through the eyes of Love! When we see the world through the eyes of Christ, we can do nothing but forgive and let go of grudges. We forgive our mutual humanity, our separateness, our call for sacrifice and revenge! We are set free.

In today’s prayer, we pray:

You lead us, Father, through the darkness to Light, from the stable to a celestial home, from thoughts of sin and grubbiness to purity and sanity. Teach us to forgive, so we can receive Salvation from the separate, lonely ego-worlds we made. Forgiveness is the gift You give us, Father. We offer it to Your Sonship – that we may find again the memory of You and our Selves as You created us – unified and whole in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

[1] A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 304. Let not my world obscure…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 451

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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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