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Lesson 310 In Fearlessness And Love I Spend Today

II.  SECTION 9.  What is the Second Coming?

Lesson 310 In fearlessness and love I spend today.

  1. This day, my Father, would I spend with You, as You have chosen all my days should be.  And what I will experience is not of time at all.  The joy that comes to me is not of days nor hours, for it comes from Heaven to Your Son.  This day will be Your sweet reminder to remember You, Your gracious calling to Your holy Son, the sign Your grace has come to me, and that it is Your Will I be set free today.
  2. We spend this day together, you and I.  And all the world joins with us in our song of thankfulness and joy to Him Who gave salvation to us, and Who set us free.  We are restored to peace and holiness.  There is no room in us for fear today, for we have welcomed love into our hearts.[1]
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Last night, Lover and I went to see the new Terminator movie.  Immediately after we ate our cornbread and pintos, without taking time to load the dishwasher, off we went to the Regal. The theatre, across University Boulevard, is easily within walking distance, but we chose to drive instead – just in case we wanted to enjoy an ice cream afterwards, right?

As one would expect, there was not particularly much fearlessness and love expressed in the Terminator movie.  It was one battle scene after the other as the three main characters waged war on the machines.  The ego so loves to titillate us with dire projections of the future.  There we were enduring the most worn-out, repetitive, downright ridiculous tactics of all – let’s project the fear we have now into a future and have one particular person be the one that saves the day.  Without him, er, um, I mean her, the world’s future is dark and gray; with her, we rescue the world from killer robots.  Hundreds of bystanders are traumatized, maimed, or killed, but they are only extras.  And the most impossible, improbable battles wage in ridiculous attempts to stun and wow us.  After the first five minutes, we were both tempted to get up and leave, but we had dropped nearly fifty bucks on the price of admission, a super-duper tub of popcorn, and big Diet Coke, so we underwent the tedious, boring mess.   

No more, I said to Lover when we got back into the Jeep.  I am done with the same old tired formulas. Blood and gore, weapons and bullets fail to entertain me.  Show me trees and blue sky.  Show me the Sons of God, recognizing their true identities and creating something pleasant and everlasting.  Give me joy and peace and love, brother, and I am there!

Today’s is our last lesson in Part 9: What is the Second Coming?  We are instructed to spend this day in thankfulness to our Father, Who would never leave us comfortless, Who has been standing all along awaiting our return, Who has made a way to set us free from the devices we made to entrap ourselves.  Let us use our blessed imaginations today to welcome His gifts.  Let us use our time today to lay down fear and forsake the dark fate ego would have in store for us.  Let us walk in fearlessness and love today, doing our part to restore the world to peace and holiness!

In fearlessness and love, we spend today.  A day with Dad!  I remember how thrilling it was as a child, riding along with dad in his green TV-repair van to Glen’s – collecting the Sunday papers and filling up with gas.  Any time spent with him was a pure pleasure – I was so blessed to have him as a father; he was kind and fun, with a warm, generous spirit.  Dad was a thought-provoking conversationalist.  He loved to read, and he passed that love down to his children.  Born when he was close to fifty, people often mistook me for his granddaughter.  To my siblings, I was just the pipsqueak that came along nearly ten years after the last of the real kids, but to Dad, I was a person worth engaging with decided ideas and interests of my own.    

No matter the wonderful man our earthly father, today, we spend with our Heavenly Father.  The joy we experience is from the everlasting kingdom and not measured in days or hours.  Death, disease, and decay cannot separate us from our Father.  We will no longer wander through our journey lost, confused, and alone, for we walk now in fearlessness and love.  We no longer run and hide from our Maker, Companion, and Friend for He is our Father and Christ has returned us to Him. 


[1] A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 310. In fearlessness and love…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 454

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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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