W-343: I am not asked to make a sacrifice to find the mercy and the peace of God.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

God only gives.  He never takes away.  God does not ask me to sacrifice anything. He gives me the gift of Everything.  I am afraid to claim the gift of Everything because I suspect there is a catch.  The catch, I suspect, is that I will have to do things I don’t want to do, give up things I don’t want to give up, and, possibly, be annihilated.  The “I” of my imagination is correct that it will have to give up splits, divisions and optical illusions.  But the shining sun of my Father’s ever-radiating Heart, the me which is the One of us, the extension of Source, gains what It already has when “I” accept awakening as my quest, and step back and let Spirit lead the way.

LESSON 343

I am not asked to make a sacrifice
To find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss.  The gift of everything can be but gain.  You only give.  You never take away.  And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You.  I, too, must give.  And so all things are given unto me forever and forever.  As I was created I remain.  Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You.  I am complete because I am Your Son.  I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free.  Salvation has no cost.  It is a gift that must be freely given and received.  And it is this that we would learn today.

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