1. It is not difficult to understand the reasons why you do not ask the Holy Spirit to solve all problems for you. He has not greater difficulty in resolving some than others. Every problem is the same to Him, because each one is solved in just the same respect and through the same approach. The aspects that need solving do not change, whatever form the problem seems to take. A problem can appear in many forms, and it will do so while the problems last. It serves no purpose to attempt to solve it in a special form. It will recur and then recur again and yet again, until it has been answered for all time and will not rise again in any form. And only then are you released from it.
2. The Holy Spirit offers you release from every problem that you think you have. They are the same to Him because each one, regardless of the form it seems to take, is a demand that someone suffer loss and make a sacrifice that you might gain. And when the situation is worked out, so no one loses is the problem gone, because it was an error in perception that now has been corrected. One mistake is not more difficult for Him to bring to truth than is another. For there is but one mistake; the whole idea that loss is possible and could result in gain for anyone. If this were true, then God would be unfair; sin would be possible, attack be justified and vengeance fair.
3. This one mistake, in any form has one correction. There is no loss; to think there is, is a mistake. You have no problems, though you think you have. And yet you could not think so if you saw them vanish one by one, without regard to size, complexity, or place and time, or any attribute which you perceive that makes each one seem different from the rest. Think not the limits you impose on what you see can limit God in any way.
4. The miracle of justice can correct all errors. Every problem is an error. It does injustice to the Son of God and therefore is not true. The Holy Spirit does not evaluate injustices as great or small, or more or less. They have no properties to Him. They are mistakes from which the Son of God is suffering, but needlessly. And so He takes the thorns and nails away. He does not pause to judge whether the hurt be large or little. He makes but one judgment; that to hurt God’s Son must be unfair and therefore is not so.
5. You who believe it safe to give but some mistakes to be corrected while you keep the others to yourself, remember this: Justice is total. There is no such thing as partial justice. If the Son of God is guilty then is he condemned, and he deserves no mercy from the God of justice. But ask not God to punish him because you find him guilty and would have him die. God offers you the means to see his innocence. Would it be fair to punish him because you will not look at what is there to see? Each time you keep a problem for yourself to solve, or judge that it is one that has no resolution, you have made it great, and past the hope of healing. You deny the miracle of justice can be fair.
6. If God is just, then can there be no problems that justice cannot solve. But you believe that some injustices are fair and good, and necessary to preserve yourself. It is these problems that you think are great and cannot be resolved. For there are those you want to suffer loss, and no one whom you wish to be preserved from sacrifice entirely. Consider once again your special function. One is given you to see in him his perfect sinlessness. And you will ask no sacrifice of him because you could not will he suffer loss. The miracles of justice you call forth will rest on you as surely as on him. Nor will the Holy Spirit be content until it is received by everyone. For what you give to Him is everyone’s, and by your giving it can He ensure that everyone receives it equally.
7. Think, then, how great your own release will be when you are willing to receive correction for all your problems. You will not keep one, for pain in any form you will not want. And you will see each little hurt resolved before the Holy Spirit’s gentle sight. For all of them are little in His sight, and worth no more than just a tiny sigh before they disappear, to be forever undone and unremembered. What seemed once to be a special problem, a mistake without a remedy, or an affliction without a cure, has been transformed into a universal blessing. Sacrifice is gone. And in its place the Love of God can be remembered and will shine away all memory of sacrifice and loss.
8. God cannot be remembered until justice is loved instead of feared. He cannot be unjust to anyone or anything because He knows that everything that is belongs to Him and will forever be as He created it. Nothing He loves but must be sinless and beyond attack. Your special function opens wide the door beyond which is the memory of His Love kept perfectly intact and undefiled. And all you need to do is but to wish that Heaven be given you instead of hell, and every bolt and barrier that seems to hold the door securely barred and locked will merely fall away and disappear. For it is not your Father’s Will that you should offer or receive less than He gave, when He created you in perfect love.
We are called to love as the Father loves us. In love we overlook the slights, the unfairness, the inequality, and the mean and selfish things that happen in the flesh. We overlook the violence and the bloodshed, the world wars and the political mouth battles. We overlook the religious factions and theological battles over dogma and doctrine. We offer forgiveness and mercy. We walk in grace and in perfect love.
We cannot do this on our own for on our own it is madness to overlook the madness of the world. We feel as if we must jump in and fight the good fight and make war upon that which hinders peace – but our Holiness tells us that we must go higher, we must rise above the battlegrounds of the world’s insanity for it is an illusion of separateness and strife. To jump in is to be engulfed by its insanity. To rise above it is to overlook it and to look upon it with forgiveness and mercy and love. This is the tenderness of God. This is God’s justice. God does not declare war upon madness; God’s Will is to restore sanity to those who have lost it, to bring light to us who are wandering in the dark – not to punish us or banish us from the Kingdom. For we are the Kingdom. We are God’s Will, and God’s Will is for us to His Son.
When you are willing to look upon me with love, I am healed of all that is not love. All the things that warped and perverted me are made right by your love, by your forgiveness, by your devotion to my holiness and Sonship. You did not forget me! You did not ban me from your bliss. You did not forsake me when I most needed your help and tell me to help myself or remind me of how undeserving of your love and fellowship I was. You were not concerned that I may have advantages that you never had. You were not concerned about me never rising above you or stealing your glory or taking credit for your hard work. You simply practiced the justice of God in the way we have been instructed and you restored my awareness to Sonship.
There are no problems that God’s justice cannot solve. God can only be remembered when His justice is loved and practiced wholly and with all, not fearfully and miserly doled out to a special few. I merely wish for Heaven instead of hell for you and for me, and all the barriers between us begin to fall away and disappear. This is our Father’s Will for us – it is the resolution to every problem that seems to come between us – because He created us in perfect love and Love is our Home in Him and in each other.
A Course in Miracles. Chapter 26 The transition. II. Many forms; one correction. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).
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