Today is Good Friday and it is the day you decide to go beyond the story of the crucifixion and remember the resurrection. Jesus is very clear about this in his Course In Miracles.
The journey to the cross should be the last “useless journey.” Do not dwell upon it, but dismiss it as accomplished. If you can accept it as your own last useless journey, you are also free to join my resurrection. Until you do so your life is indeed wasted. It merely re-enacts the separation, the loss of power, the futile attempts of the ego at reparation, and finally the crucifixion of the body, or death. Such repetitions are endless until they are voluntarily given up. Do not make the pathetic error of “clinging to the old rugged cross.” The only message of the crucifixion is that you can overcome the cross. Until then you are free to crucify yourself as often as you choose. This is not the gospel I intended to offer you. We have another journey to undertake, and if you will read these lessons carefully they will help prepare you to undertake it.
~ Ch.4 The illusions of the ego
It couldn’t be more clear that it is indeed Jesus who is giving you A Course In Miracles, and He is trying to tell you something. The first chapters are loaded with clarifications of the New Testament, and they are indeed helpful to you in your awakening. If you believe that the world you see is real, if you believe that you are bound by the laws of the world, if you believe that your brother is separate from you, you are crucifying yourself. You are binding yourself to a heavy cross. You don’t have to do it anymore. The choice is yours.
Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.
It is God’s strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think. His strength denies your weakness. It is your weakness that sees through the body’s eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself; the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving and the joyless. These are seen through eyes that cannot see and cannot bless.
Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances. It keeps its steady gaze upon the light that lies beyond them. It unites with light, of which it is a part. It sees itself. It brings the light in which your Self appears. In darkness you perceive a self that is not there. Strength is the truth about you; weakness is an idol falsely worshipped and adored that strength may be dispelled, and darkness rule where God appointed that there should be light.
Jesus is asking you to stand with Him in His resurrection, as He is standing with you today.You are not alone in this, the whole universe responds to your single decision, your little willingness, to let go of the world as you see it and to remember your creation as the holy Son of God.
My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me.
~ Workbook review V