ACIM Lesson 359 God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain is healed; all misery replaced with joy. All prison doors are opened. And all sin is understood as merely a mistake.
1. Father, today we will forgive Your world, and let creation be Your Own. ²We have misunderstood all things.
God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain is healed; all misery replaced with joy. All prison doors are opened. And all sin is understood as merely a mistake.
1. Father, today we will forgive Your world, and let creation be Your Own. ²We have misunderstood all things. ³But we have not made sinners of the holy Sons of God. ⁴What You created sinless so abides forever and forever. ⁵Such are we. ⁶And we rejoice to learn that we have made mistakes which have no real effects on us. ⁷Sin is impossible, and on this fact forgiveness rests upon a certain base more solid than the shadow world we see. ⁸Help us forgive, for we would be redeemed. ⁹Help us forgive, for we would be at peace.
This Is Our Mission
The Son of God cannot be made guilty and any thought of guilt is what we are here to forgive. This is our mission. Sometimes I have a thought that interests me and so I follow that thought. As a result, I get caught up in a story but it is easy to extricate myself when I remember why I am here. The story has only one purpose, that is, to show me what yet needs to be forgiven.
The belief in sin must be forgiven, not because someone is guilty, but because it isn’t real. Sin is forgiven in the sense that the belief in it is undone. It is just an error and I let it go. For instance, this morning I woke up thinking that I wasted a lot of time yesterday. As soon as I had that thought, I felt anxious and so was no longer at peace. The implied concern was that I will be behind now and something important won’t get done.
The ego thinks it is a sin to waste time and that I am guilty of this. I am learning not to fight the ego. I just accept what happened and realize that it is in the past now the past doesn’t exist. Therefore, “sin” doesn’t exist. There, it’s forgiven. There is no concern about the future because the future does not exist either. Right now, in this moment, I am being blessed with the words from this lesson. It is a perfect moment and the only one I have. Today is another opportunity to see what this story brings to me to be healed.
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