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Lesson 359 God’s Answer Is Some Form of Peace

II.  SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 359 God’s answer is some form of peace.  All pain is healed; all misery replaced with joy.  All prison doors are opened.  And all sin is understood as merely a mistake.

  1. Father, today we will forgive Your world, and let creation be Your Own.  We have misunderstood all things.  But we have not made sinners of the holy Sons of God.  What You created sinless so abides forever and forever.  Such are we.  And we rejoice to learn that we have made mistakes which have no real effects on us.  Sin is impossible, and on this fact forgiveness rests upon a certain base more solid than the shadow world we see.  Help us forgive, for we would be redeemed.  Help us forgive, for we would be at peace.[1]
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Christ has come!  In Christ we are healed.  Our hope eternal, He transforms our darkened minds with His mind full of light and truth.  We make sinners no more of God’s holy Sons.  God’s Sons are condemned no longer for our mistakes do not define us.  We are as God created us, pure and innocent and eternal. 

We rejoice in Christmas for with the coming of Christ, we accept our Sonship, we remember who we are and what we are.  This shadow world can no longer tempt us to see ourselves as flesh and blood, caught up in cycles of violence and abuse, blame and condemnation.  We forgive the world the separation, the illusion, the unnecessary drama, conflict, and despair.  We choose God’s World when we forgive this world.  We are redeemed!  We are at peace.   

May the love and joy and peace of Christmas fill our hearts today!


[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 359 God’s answer is some…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 484.

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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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