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Audio credit: http://www.eckiefriar.com Lesson 317

II.  SECTION 10.  What is the Last Judgment?

Lesson 317 I follow in the way appointed me.

  1. I have a special place to fill; a role for me alone.  Salvation waits until I take this part as what I choose to do.  Until I make this choice, I am the slave of time and human destiny.  But when I willingly and gladly go the way my Father’s plan appointed me to go, then will I recognize salvation is already here, already given all my brothers, and already mine as well.
  2. Father, Your way is what I choose today.  Where it would lead me do,  I choose to go; what it would have me do I choose to do.  Your way is certain and the end secure.  The memory of You awaits me there.  And all my sorrows end in Your embrace, which You have promised to Your Son, who thought mistakenly that he had wandered from the sure protection of Your loving Arms. [1]
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Today’s lesson is one of freedom and liberty. It has to do with the final judgment – in that, we judge the world as we know it as a zero.  We realize that this version of the world has nothing we want or need.  The world has taught us what love is not, what we do not want, and what we do not need.  We are no longer content to be a slave of time and fate, loneliness and despair.   Let Salvation teach us to be free! 

Salvation, confident in the outcome, knows of our return to God.  Only in time do we have as yet to take our place, to do what has been appointed.  As the trite and useless ego fades away, Christ returns within our hearts and minds.  Remembering our Father’s love,  we accept, embrace, and believe what has been ours all along.   

Dear Father, We choose to walk in Your path today.  We choose to go where Love would lead us.  We choose to do what Love would call us to.  We follow in the way that you have appointed for each of us to take.  We have slaked our folly on the things of this world, we judge against its nothingness.  We mistook ourselves for bodies and for egos, Father, but now we know that we are Your Sons.  Designed to walk the certain path which ends in Your eternal Kingdom, we return to live in bliss and unending glory, protected by Your love and care.  In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen.


[1] A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 317.  I follow in the way…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 459