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II. SECTION 9. What is the Second Coming?

Lesson 301.  And God Himself Shall Wipe Away All Tears

  1. Father, unless I judge I cannot weep.  Nor can I suffer pain, or feel I am abandoned or unneeded in the world.  This is my home because I judge it not and therefore is it only what You will.  Let me today behold it uncondemned, through happy eyes forgiveness has released from all distortion.  Let me see Your world instead of mine.  And all the tears I shed will be forgotten, for their source is gone.  Father, I will not judge Your world today.
  2. God’s world is happy.  Those who look on it can only add their joy to it and bless it as a cause of further joy in them.  We wept because we did not understand.  But we have learned the world we saw was false, and we will look upon God’s world today.[1]
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The more our willingness to welcome the Second Coming of Christ in our hearts and minds, the less we experience the sense of sorrow, misunderstanding, and spitefulness that characterizes ego world.  When we accept our oneness with all of Creation, when we see through the pretense of the world and recognize it for the virtual reality we made in which to practice separation and that which is not love – we no longer hold the world and the desperate, hurting, hurtful occupants in it accountable.  We forgive it all.  We see past the mirage. We come to understand that the world truly has been a forgery designed to make stooges of us, performing our pre-programmed parts intended to shame and blame and keep us from ever knowing our true natures as God’s Son.  This world and all of its trials and tribunals, its death and divorces, its worthy and unworthy causes, its wars and treaties for peace, its prison sentences, pardons, and paroles – can stir us no more!  We see God’s World now, the Real World, Creation as it was Created and the tears and heartaches we experienced in this one are washed away.

As we pray for the Second Coming, as we give our bodies and minds to the happy world of God, we bring our loved ones with us.  The nightmare of rejection is over.  The dread of God’s wrath and cruel justice is gone.  Gone are the tears we shed for the loss of our special relationships – the ones which harbored grudges and resentments, which condemned and built cases, which made each other out to be the enemy, which hid ours sins and shortcomings behind the forms of the other!  Gone are the nightmares of bloodshed, rape, and plunder.  We bring them, friends and enemies, with us to the world forgiven, the world of joy and understanding and everlasting reunion.  The world of pain and sorrow, of yesterday past and uncertain tomorrow – is false.  The Second Coming has come; we look upon God’s joy-filled world today. 

[1] A Course In Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 301. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). p. 450.

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