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II.  SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 356 Sickness is but another name for sin.  Healing is but another name for God.  The miracle is thus a call for Him.

  1. Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You.  It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become.  He is Your Son, and You will answer him.  The miracle reflects Your Love, and thus it answers him.  Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain.  Your Name gives answer to Your Son, because to call Your Name is but to call his own.[1]
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We call upon our Father who promises to never fail us – to take every call, to leave us not in despair, suffering and alone.  This year as we studied the Course together, we learned that God loves us and is not complete without us, just as we are never complete without Him.   We are Sons of God – Christ is being formed in us as we make our return to God.  We are delivered of the ego, and the name of God, the Sonship of God replaces every thought of sin, guilt, and shame. 

Jesus tells us that we who are sinless cannot suffer pain; that pain is suffered only when we believe in sin, condemnation, partiality, and judgment.  Separated from God we are at the mercy of the cruel ego which seeks to hold us accountable for every mistake. When we remember God, we remember who we really are.  When we identify with our Sonship, we recognize that we are spirit, everlasting and invulnerable, we are free of the limitations and suffering of the ego and flesh. 

In our prayer, we remind ourselves that healing is not a miracle; healing is an attribute of our Father.  We are healed as we draw close to God; we are changed as we call upon Him.  We experience God through the holy encounter, through accepting the atonement, finding our Identity in Christ. This is the miracle.  Healing and sinlessness are the natural outcomes of our return to God.  Let us call upon Him!


[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 356 Sickness is but another name…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 482.