This lesson reminds you that a gift has already been prepared for your life. How many of us anticipate a holiday or birthday? We know that something good will be coming our way, and we are excited for all sorts of gifts, from hugs to flowers. Even remembering this extra acknowledgment of our lives and what we mean to others helps us through dark moments.
This teaching today reminds us to seek the gift that is ready for us every moment of the day. The gift of Christ is a gift of inner peace, forgiveness, strength and redemption, and it is always available.
The gift of Christ is all I seek today.
What but Christ's vision would I use today, when it can offer me a day in which I see a world so like to Heaven that an ancient memory returns to me? Today I can forget the world I made. Today I can go past all fear, and be restored to love and holiness and peace. Today I am redeemed, and born anew into a world of mercy and of care; of loving kindness and the peace of God.
And so, our Father, we return to You, remembering we never went away; remembering Your holy gifts to us. In gratitude and thankfulness we come, with empty hands and open hearts and minds, asking but what You give. We cannot make an offering sufficient for Your Son. But in Your Love the gift of Christ is his.
Quote of the Day
"A miracle is not a rearrangement of the figures in our dream. A miracle is our awakening from it."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on October 31, 2008