Father, I must return Your Love for me, for giving and receiving are the same, and You have given all Your Love to me. I must return it, for I want it mine in full awareness, blazing in my mind and keeping it within its kindly light, inviolate, beloved, with fear behind and only peace ahead. How still the way Your loving Son is led along to You!
The lesson for today shows you clearly that you have to give away what you want to receive. God loves you, and that is a fact. But unless you return His Love for you, you will not know all that is offered you. This goes beyond concepts, beyond trying to fit the ideas of A Course In Miracles into your lifestyle. I saw a great example of that the other day when a consciousness was expressing: don’t worry, you’re home and in heaven anyway. This is not what the Course is offering you. You are asked to take full responsibility for all the pain and suffering that you see, the experience of being home and in heaven is one that is offered you, not one that you can bring about within your limited ideas of what this world is, your brother is and what God is.
Brother, we find that stillness now. The way is open. Now we follow it in peace together. You have reached your hand to me, and I will never leave you. We are one, and it is but this oneness that we seek, as we accomplish these few final steps which end a journey that was not begun.
Jesus is walking with you and offers you everything. It’s up to you to receive it. Go outside your comfort zone for a moment, let go of all ideas, and let God in. It is in your expression of your love for God that you receive all the love that is offered you right now.