ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? X. Open-Mindedness

1. The centrality of open-mindedness, perhaps the last of the attributes the teacher of God acquires, is easily understood when its relation to forgiveness is recognized. Open-mindedness comes with lack of judgment. As judgment shuts the mind against God’s Teacher, so open-mindedness invites Him to come in. As condemnation judges the Son of God asContinue reading “ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? X. Open-Mindedness”

ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? VIII. Patience IX. Faithfulness

VIII. Patience 1. Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety. Patience is natural to the teacher of God. All he sees is certain outcome at a time perhaps unknown to him as yet, but not in doubt. The time will be as right as is the answer.Continue reading “ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? VIII. Patience IX. Faithfulness”

ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? VI. Defenselessness VII. Generosity

VI. Defenselessness 1. God’s teachers have learned how to be simple. They have no dreams that need defense against the truth. They do not try to make themselves. Their joy comes from their understanding Who created them. And does what God created need defense? No one can become an advanced teacher of God until heContinue reading “ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS 4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? VI. Defenselessness VII. Generosity”

ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS IV What are the characteristics of God’s Teachers? II Honesty III Tolerance

III. Honesty 1. All other traits of God’s teachers rest on trust. Once that has been achieved, the others cannot fail to follow. Only the trusting can afford honesty, for only they can see its value. Honesty does not apply only to what you say. The term actually means consistency. There is nothing you sayContinue reading “ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS IV What are the characteristics of God’s Teachers? II Honesty III Tolerance”

ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS IV. What Are The Characteristics of God’s Teachers?

1. The surface traits of God’s teachers are not at all alike. They do not look alike to the body’s eyes, they come from vastly different backgrounds, their experiences of the world vary greatly, and their superficial “personalities” are quite distinct. Nor, at the beginning stages of their functioning as teachers of God, have theyContinue reading “ACIM MANUAL FOR TEACHERS IV. What Are The Characteristics of God’s Teachers?”