The world we live in presents us with endless choices, but inner peace is only found when we choose to live in God. Love and forgiveness become our only goal, that we might know his peace.
God is the only goal I have today.
The way to God is through forgiveness here. There is no other way. If sin had not been cherished by the mind, what need would there have been to find the way to where you are? Who would still be uncertain? Who could be unsure of who he is? And who would yet remain asleep, in heavy clouds of doubt about the holiness of him whom God created sinless? Here we can but dream. But we can dream we have forgiven him in whom all sin remains impossible, and it is this we choose to dream today. God is our goal; forgiveness is the means by which our minds return to Him at last.
And so, our Father, would we come to You in Your appointed way. We have no goal except to hear Your Voice, and find the way Your sacred Word has pointed out to us.
Quote of the Day
"God does not demand sacrifice. The life of sacrifice is the life we live before we find a higher sense of identity and purpose: the sacrifice of the memory of how magnificent we really are, and what an important job we came here to do. And that's a lot to sacrifice, because when we can't remember why we're going somewhere, we have a hard time acting on full throttle once we get there. Love gives energy and direction. It's spiritual fuel."
—Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013