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Lesson 319 I Came For The Salvation Of The World

II. SECTION 10. What is the Last Judgment?

Lesson 319 I came for the salvation of the world.

  1. Here is a thought from which all arrogance has been removed, and only truth remains. For arrogance opposes truth. But when there is no arrogance, the truth will come immediately and fill up the space the ego left unoccupied by lies. Only the ego can be limited, and therefore it must seek for aims which are curtailed and limiting. The ego thinks that what one gains, totality must lose. And yet it is the Will of God I learn that what one gains is given to all.
  2. Father, Your will is total. And the goal, which stems from it, shares its totality. What aim but the salvation of the world could You have given me? And what, but this could be the Will my Self has shared with You?[1]
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The goal of our devotional practice today is to learn that what one gains is given all. This is the Will of God for us to learn that His Will is total.  We do not have to worry about the Will of God, because the Will of God is complete.  It is done.  God’s Will is the salvation of the world, and we are part of God’s Will.  It is not God’s Will that any of Creation will perish, because what God wills and what God creates cannot perish.

When we believe the arrogant lies of the ego, we will fail to recognize the truth of the matter.  We will get caught up in the dream of separation.  We will believe that what we see with our flesh eyes is the truth about Creation.  We will believe in pollution.  We will believe in conflict.  We will believe in murder.  We will believe that some lives matter and others do not.  We will believe that one political party will save us and the other destroy us.  We will believe that God the Creator of all, has made enemies for Himself in which to go to war.  We will believe that if one gains, others must lose.  We will believe that is it okay to take and not return because that is how to grow rich, how to distinguish ourselves, how to make something out of our lives before we die.

When we stand with Christ, we can say with all humility and grace that we came for the salvation of the world.  We did not come here to maintain separateness.  We did not come here to sleep forever in a nightmare fraught with opposites.  We did not come here to make enemies, to fight battles, to withhold love from those who are different from us.  We did not come here to die.  We came for the salvation of the world.  This is God’s Will, and this is our will, for we are one with Him. 

Today recognize God’s Call. He is calling to each one of us to awaken from our stupor. When you awake, I awake, and everyone eventually awakes because we were created in love.  Love calls to its own.  Love has no enemies.  Love gives to one to give to all.  In time, this may seem to be a long, drawn out process, but do not be discouraged or afraid.  The world is saved as we awaken to God’s love and come to understand that God’s truth stands and all else fades away into the nothingness from which it came. 

As our minds and hearts are prepared for the Last Judgment, we realize the only real reason we came to the world is to save it.  How do we save the world?  We awaken from the stupor of all that is not love.  We stand with Christ and become one with Him Who saves us from all contradiction.  When one stands, all stand.  When one is saved, all are saved. If one life matters, all matter.  We have made our final determination – this world holds no truth; God’s world holds the only Truth there is. 

What one gains is given all.  My salvation is your salvation is the salvation of the world.


[1] A Course In Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 319. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).  p. 460.

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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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