If we ever wonder why we blunder around without truly loving our brothers and ourselves, it is because we cannot see. Once we see through eyes of forgiveness, vision comes to us through God and His Son.
Without forgiveness I will still be blind.
Sin is the symbol of attack. Behold it anywhere, and I will suffer. For forgiveness is the only means whereby Christ's vision comes to me. Let me accept what His sight shows me as the simple truth, and I am healed completely. Brother, come and let me look on you. Your loveliness reflects my own. Your sinlessness is mine. You stand forgiven, and I stand with you.
So would I look on everyone today. My brothers are Your Sons. Your Fatherhood created them, and gave them all to me as part of You, and my own Self as well. Today I honor You through them, and thus I hope this day to recognize my Self.
Quote of the Day
"Defense is a way of agreeing with the attacker in the power of his attack, and so making it real in our experience."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013