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Lesson 354 We Stand Together, Christ and I, In Peace And Certainty Of Purpose. And In Him Is His Creator, As He Is In Me.

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II.  SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 354. We stand together, Christ and I, in peace and certainty of purpose.  And in Him is His Creator, as He is in me.

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  1. My oneness with Christ establishes me as Your Son, beyond the reach of time, and wholly free of every law but Yours.  I have no self except the Christ in me.  I have no purpose but His Own.  And He is like His Father.  Thus must I be one with You as well as Him.  For whom is Christ except Your Son as You created Him?  And what am I except the Christ in me?[1]

Yesterday as I was looking for a picture to illustrate the lesson, I learned that there is a debate about where Jesus was born.  Was he born in a stable or was he born in somebody’s house?  Was there no room at the inn, or was there was no room at the house of Joseph’s family?  Why should we care when what matters here is simply that there was no room?  The symbolism is hard to miss.  We give Him no room.

When we make room for Christ, we make room for who and what we really are.  Unlike the ego which would despise our Sonship, we find all that has meaning and purpose within the loving brotherhood of Christ.  Without Jesus – we have many adventures; we make friends and we make enemies; we celebrate triumphs and we suffer sorrows; we do our blasted best at times; we do our dastardly worst at others – yet none of it matters.  Like the body we abide in, it is a fleeting moment, over before it began. 

We find our Self, then, only through the ideal Christ represents:  God is our Father.  He loves, accepts, and forgives us as we learn to love, accept and forgive each other.  When we stand with Christ, we have peace and certainty of purpose.  Only in Christ do we recognize what we are – at one with God and with each other.  While we prepare our hearts and homes for the celebration of His birth, let’s remind ourselves to make room for Him, every day and in every way. 

Have a blessed day!


[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 354 We stand together, Christ…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 481.

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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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