Every true thing reminds us of God's gentleness. The gentleness of clouds and blades of grass reminds us. The miracle of our own life reminds us. We were created in the gentleness of a breath. Let us remember to be gentle with ourselves and one another. This lesson reminds us not to focus on sin, that missing of the mark. Today see the light of heaven and yourself as a perfect creation by God.
Creation's gentleness is all I see.
I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me. How fierce they seemed! And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone. Today I see the world in the celestial gentleness with which creation shines. There is no fear in it. Let no appearance of my sins obscure the light of Heaven shining on the world. What is reflected there is in God's Mind. The images I see reflect my thoughts. Yet is my mind at one with God's. And so I can perceive creation's gentleness.
In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts, and mine as well. Let me remember that they are the same, and I will see creation's gentleness.
Quote of the Day
"The end of the world is not its destruction, but its translation into Heaven."
—Excerpted from A Course in Miracles
Published on September 20, 2008