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Lesson 280 What Limits Can I Lay Upon God’s Son?

  1. Whom God created limitless is free.  I can invent imprisonment for him, but only in illusions, not in truth.  No Thought of God has left its Father’s Mind.  No Thought of God is limited at all.  No Thought of God but is forever pure.  Can I lay limits on the Son of God, whose Father willed that he be limitless and like Himself in freedom and in love?
  2. Today let me give honor to Your Son, for thus alone, I find the way to You.  Father, I lay no limits on the Son You love, and You created limitless.  The honor that I gave to him is Yours, and what is yours belongs to me as well.[1]
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As the last lesson in the section “What is the Christ?” draws to a close today, Jesus is urging us to understand a spiritual concept that sets our minds free and supports our return to Him.  Step out of the illusion, Jesus says.  Stop inventing imprisonment by living for the body and identifying with that which is not God’s Son.  We are only as free and limitless as we choose to believe we are.  We are only like Christ in freedom and in love when we stop living for ego and start living for God. 

As we draw our energy, our thoughts, our minds, our devotion to Christ, the things of the world no longer bear much weight, if any, upon our consciousness.  We let the world be exactly as it is.  Our minds are one with Christ.  We are no longer caught up in the things that would entice, enthrall, or entertain the flesh.  The worries and cares that had once caused us sleepless nights, knots in our stomach, rain on our parades are now in their proper perspective because we see past this world of chaos and opposites, unceasing demands and dwindling resources to the place of abundance, calm, quiet, and rest. 

How can we be at peace when the world around us is in turmoil?  Because the world of sin, scarcity, shame, and sorrow is forgiven, over, done with.  We are one with Christ; we are God’s Son created in His likeness and to do His Will.  Let us thank God and honor Him for our Sonship with Christ.  Today let us thank and honor our Selves for it is only when we see our Selves as Sons that we find the way to God. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 280. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). p. 436.

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