ACIM Lesson 239 The glory of my Father is my own. Let us not be misled by false humility. Let us, instead, be thankful for the gifts our Father gave us.
The glory of my Father is my own.
1. Let not the truth about ourselves today be hidden by a false humility. ²Let us instead be thankful for the gifts our Father gave us. ³Can we see in those with whom He shares His glory any trace of sin and guilt? ⁴And can it be that we are not among them, when He loves His Son forever and with perfect constancy, knowing he is as He created him?
2. We thank You, Father, for the light that shines forever in us. ²And we honor it, because You share it with us. ³We are one, united in this light and one with You, at peace with all creation and ourselves.
Our Glory Is Just the Simple Truth
It might seem vainglorious to think of ourselves as having the glory of our Father, but Jesus tells us this is false humility. We are not claiming something we want to be true, but are simply stating a fact. God gave all of Himself to us in our creation. He loves us forever and with perfect constancy because He knows we are still as He created us. Now we must think what this means about our brothers.
May We Know Ourselves as Part of God
If the glory of God is my own, it is also everyone else’s own. Should I think to judge against someone or hold a grievance against another, let me remember Who it is that I am attacking. If I imagine that I am guilty, may I remember the light that shines forever in me and may I quickly forgive that error. My most consistent prayer is that I see each person as part of the Whole that we are, part of God. May we all be at peace with all creation and ourselves.
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