II.  SECTION 10.  What is the Last Judgment?

Lesson 315 All gifts my brothers give belong to me.

  1. Each day a thousand treasures come to me with every passing moment.  I am blessed with gifts throughout the day, in value far beyond all things of which I can conceive.  A brother smiles upon another, and my heart is gladdened.  Someone speaks a word of gratitude or mercy, and my mind receives this gift and takes it as its own.  And everyone who finds the way to God becomes my savior, pointing out the way to me, and giving me his certainty that what he learned is surely mine as well.
  2. I thank You, Father, for the many gifts that come to me today and every day from every Son of God.  My brothers are unlimited in all their gifts to me.  Now may I offer them my thankfulness, that gratitude to them may lead me on to my Creator and His memory. [1]
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Every day and in every way,  we are blessed beyond measure by the love and joy and peace in the hearts of our brothers.  As the things of ego world begin to lose their preeminence in our lives, the love of the brotherhood, the beauty of Creation, and most of all the Love of God envelope us with happiness.  Our saviors are all around us, leading the way to our reunion with God, sharing and extending God’s certainty.  Accepting, recognizing, and sharing the thousand joys in each passing moment that fill our treasure chests to overflowing, the Course calls this the Real World. 

When Christ has reappeared in our hearts and lives, we begin to hear the Voice for God, Holy Spirit, which helps us, through His perception, to see what is real and what is not.  With our new insight we make our final evaluation of the world – our last judgment – which declares the world as we have known it is of no value and all that takes place here has no value along with it!  Our holy sight can no longer perceive anything but the truth of God’s Love – the world disappears, the figures that played their prominent roles, the dramas, and the wars, the changing tides and tedious causes – all fade away.  As we behold the vision of Christ – our sorrows are healed, our tears are wiped away, and with smiles on our lips and laughter burbling in our throats, we awaken from the dream of separation and accept God’s love and care.

Let us relax into God’s Love for He will never take it away.  Let us love our brothers whose gifts belong to all of us.  Let us put down our suspicions and defenses that seemed so necessary in the special relationships of ego world and embrace the Sonship of God!

[1] A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 315. All gifts my brothers…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 458