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II.  SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 353.  My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet today have but one purpose, to be given Christ to use to bless the world with miracles.

  1. Father, I give all that is mine today to Christ, to use in any way that best will serve the purpose that I share with Him.  Nothing is mine alone, for He and I have joined in purpose.  Thus has learning come almost to its appointed end.  A while I work with Him to serve His purpose.  Then I lose myself in my Identity and recognize that Christ is but my Self.[1]
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The story of Jesus, His humble birth, the starry night, the angels, shepherds, and wise men holds the hope of the ages – deliverance from the dark world of fear and death.  Even the youngest of children can appreciate and find great joy and meaning in the story with its message of eternal life and love. 

This Christmas season, we give our all to the One Whose birthday we celebrate.  We give our eyes to Christ.  We give our ears to Him.  We give our hands and feet.  We give our thoughts to Him, our hearts and minds to Him.  When we give our all to Christ, we are blessing the world with the eternal, the everlasting gift of life and love. 

Whether we wish to see Jesus as our personal savior or an ideal in which to pattern our lives, the truth remains that the love that He exemplifies has and will save the world.  What Christ is; what He signifies is our only hope.  We learned through our study this year that Christ’s return takes place within us – as Christ becomes us, we become Him, unity is restored, the separation is no more. We shed our egos, the enemy to our very souls, and return to spirit, to God. 

When we give all that we have to Christ, we lay down our ego identities to find our true Identity in Him, God’s Perfect Son.  It is not about instantaneous perfection; it is about process.  It is about choosing Christ day after day.  It is about humbling our egos and saying, “Teach me, Lord.  I want to know truth.  I want to be Who You created me to be.”

It is in our Devotional Practice where the Second Coming occurs.  God will never lose what He Himself created.  As Christmas approaches, let us celebrate the birth of Christ as well as His Second Coming by giving our all.  Let all that we have be used to bless the world with the miracle of His Love. 

[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 353 My eyes, my tongue…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 481.