IV. Teaching and Healing, P 8
8 How can you who are so holy suffer? All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt. They came from the Holy Spirit within you, and we know what God creates is eternal. You can indeed depart in peace because I have loved you as I loved myself. You go with my blessing and for my blessing. Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours. I place the peace of God in your heart and in your hands, to hold and share. The heart is pure to hold it, and the hands are strong to give it. We cannot lose. My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God, in Whose Heart and Hands we have our being. His quiet children are His blessed Sons. The Thoughts of God are with you.
What a beautiful blessing this is! Thank you, Jesus. Indeed, how could we suffer? It must be that we choose suffering. I have become aware of the many times I do exactly that, and being aware, I have learned to change my mind. I am very holy. My loving thoughts have been purified of all errors and have been kept safe for me. Because they come from the Holy Spirit, they are eternal. As I choose to allow my mind to be healed, they are revealed in all their glory and radiance. Where is guilt now?
Jesus sends me on my way with his blessing. It is for me to hold and to share. He knows that I can do this even when I doubt it myself. He knows me better than I do because he knows himself, and we are the same. He knows my heart and he knows my strength. While I still remain temporarily confused, I lean on his knowing. I have learned to distrust ego judgment, but Jesus judges truly and his judgment of me is that I am God’s blessed Son. I am never alone. I am never abandoned. When I have these ego feelings of separation, I remind myself that the Thoughts of God are with me.