II. SECTION 9. What is the Second Coming?
Lesson 309 I will not fear to look within today.
- Within me is Eternal Innocence, because it is God’s Will that It be there forever and forever. I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this. For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own. To look within is but to find my will as God created it, and as it is. I fear to look within because I think I made another will that is not true and made it real. Yet it has no effects. Within me is the holiness of God. Within me is the memory of Him.
- The step I take today, my Father, is my sure release from idle dreams of sin. Your altar stands serene and undefiled. It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.
Uplifting our lesson today. No longer the bandied about sinners, full of shame and sorrow, destined for eternal torment, we are – because it is God’s Will – forever innocent. It is interesting to note how in the Course, Eternal Innocence is capitalized. We can do no wrong! And it is not because we are so complicated robot programmed to do only the right thing – but because we chose to go within to Eternal Innocence instead of looking outward to the projections of the separation. We chose to take our part in the Second Coming of Christ. We chose to relinquish the seen for the unseen; the temporal for that which is forever; the body for the spirit.
No longer must we distract ourselves by the trinkets of the world to keep from looking within because now we know there is nothing at all to fear! We have invited Christ into us; we devote ourselves to Him and the salvation of the world; He has brought us once again into the image of God’s holiness.
Dear Heavenly Father, No longer do we waste time in the
past, fretting over sin and sorrow. We
are released; we are set free! Your
altar within us is soft, clean, and pleasant.
There is no need for sacrifice, hardship, sorrow, and pain. You demand no fatted calves or first-born
sons bloodied upon Your altar to repay You for our sins. All You want is our return, Father! At Your altar is our Eternal Innocence, our
true Identity in Christ, our holy Self. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 309. I will not fear…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 454