Think of the wonder of living without conflict, living in peace. The only thing that separates us from the ability to live without conflict is surrendering to God's will.
There is no conflict, for my will is Yours.
How foolish, Father, to believe Your Son could cause himself to suffer! Could he make a plan for his damnation, and be left without a certain way to his release? You love me, Father. You could never leave me desolate, to die within a world of pain and cruelty. How could I think that Love has left Itself? There is no will except the Will of Love. Fear is a dream, and has no will that can conflict with Yours. Conflict is sleep, and peace awakening. Death is illusion; life, eternal truth. There is no opposition to Your Will. There is no conflict, for my will is Yours.
Forgiveness shows us that God's Will is One, and that we share it. Let us look upon the holy sights forgiveness shows today, that we may find the peace of God. Amen.
Quote of the Day "Some people think that if we surrender to God, we're giving up personal responsibility. But the opposite is true. We're taking the ultimate responsibility for a situation by being responsible for our thoughts about it. We're responsible enough to know that, when left to our own mental devices, we will instinctively respond from fear. We're responsible enough to ask for help."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 12, 2013