So long we have searched for our happiness and peace, thinking we would find it in the material world. With this lesson, we come to understand that all peace and happiness stem from God.
Father, my freedom is in You alone.
I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me, and the way to You is opening and clear to me at last. Father, my freedom is in You alone. Father, it is my will that I return.
Today we answer for the world, which will be freed along with us. How glad are we to find our freedom through the certain way our Father has established. And how sure is all the world's salvation, when we learn our freedom can be found in God alone.
Quote of the Day
"People are crashing into walls today—socially, biologically, psychologically, and emotionally. But this isn't bad news. In a way, it's good. Until your knees finally hit the floor, you're just playing at life, and on some level you're scared because you know you're just playing. The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It's when it begins."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on November 15, 2008