We have one purpose on this earth, and that is to love one another. With this lesson, we direct the mind to remember that learning to forgive is the purpose for every situation.
Let me remember what my purpose is.
If I forget my goal I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my actions. No one can serve contradicting goals and serve them well. Nor can he function without deep distress and great depression. Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us do this day.
Father, forgiveness is Your chosen means for our salvation. Let us not forget today that we can have no will but Yours. And thus our purpose must be Yours as well, if we would reach the peace You will for us.
Quote of the Day
"Stable, meaningful external effects don't occur until we've experienced an internal stirring. Once an internal stirring has occurred, external effects cannot fail to happen. We're all capable of an internal stirring, and are in fact coded for it. It is our potential for greatness. Achievement doesn't come from what we do, but from who we are. Our worldly power results from our personal power. Our career is an extension of our personality."
—Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on September 12, 2008