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Lesson 357 Truth Answers Every Call We Make To God, Responding First With Miracles, And Then Returning Unto Us To Be Itself

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II.  What is Forgiveness?

SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 357 Truth answers every call we make to God, responding first with miracles, and then returning unto us to be itself.

  1. Forgiveness, truth’s reflection, tells me how to offer miracles, and thus escape the prison house in which I think I live.  Your holy Son is pointed out to me, first in my brother, then in me.  Your Voice instructs me patiently to hear Your Word and give as I receive.  And as I look upon Your Son today, I hear Your Voice instructing me to find the way to You, as You appointed that the way shall be:

“Behold his sinlessness, and be you healed.”[1]

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When we respond to the Sonship with forgiveness, we are reflecting truth.  This truth is the miracle we offer.  This is the miracle we give to one another:  We make mistakes, my brother, but we do not sin.  I will forgive your mistakes my brother, for I have need of you to forgive mine.  You and I, together and apart, have mistakenly identified with that which would lift itself against God.  Hence, we have jailed ourselves in a hellish dream of sin, shame, and guilt. 

This time together in our study has made our Sonship real in our hearts and minds – when we see the Son of God in one another, we see the Son of God in ourselves.  In this holy perception, we are healed of all that would obscure our brotherhood, unity, and wholeness.  In this holy perception we seek the truth and our call is answered.  The miracle is our seeking and our call.  The very act of seeking and calling changes our perception; the truth of who and what we are returns to our awareness.  Never again can we make the mistake of thinking we are bodies, egos, doomed to hatred, violence, war, and death. 

When I behold you sinless, I am healed; when you behold me sinless, you are healed.  We put down judgment and condemnation; we embrace one another in the everlasting, holy instant that sets us free.  Our call to God, the miracle, is always followed by faith and trust, joy and peace, health and wholeness.  Unity is restored.  No longer splintered or shattered, in oneness we are as certain as God.

In these two days before we wake to celebrate the birth of Christ, let His truth return to our awareness, reminding one another of who we are in Christ – the perfect Sons of God. 


[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 357 Truth answers every call…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 483.

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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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