And I will give unto thee
the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
If I accept that I am prisoner within a body, in a
world in which all things that seem to live appear
to die, then is my Father prisoner with me. And
this do I believe, when I maintain the laws the
world obeys must I obey; the frailties and the sins
which I perceive are real, and cannot be escaped.
If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father
nor my Self. And I am lost to all reality. For truth
is free, and what is bound is not a part of truth.
“Father, I ask for nothing but the truth.
I have had many foolish thoughts about
myself and my creation, and have brought
a dream of fear into my mind. Today, I
would not dream. I choose the way to You
instead of madness and instead of fear.
For truth is safe, and only love is sure.”
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil.
I am affected only by my thoughts. It is through
this that salvation comes to all the world. For in
this single thought is everyone released at last from
fear. Now have I learned that no one frightens me,
and nothing can endanger me. I have no enemies,
and I am safe from all external things. My thoughts
can frighten me, but since these thoughts belong
to me alone, I have the power to change them and
exchange each fear thought for a happy thought
of love. I crucified myself. Yet God has planned
that His beloved Son will be redeemed.
“Your plan is sure, my Father, only
Yours. All other plans will fail. And I will
have thoughts that will frighten me, until
I learn that You have given me the only
Thought that leads me to salvation. Mine
alone will fail, and lead me nowhere. But
the Thought You gave me promises to
lead me home, because it holds Your
promise to Your Son.”
If ye abide in me,
and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you.
Today I wake with joy, expecting but the happy
things of God to come to me. I ask but them to
come, and realize my invitation will be answered
by the thoughts to which it has been sent by me.
And I will ask for only joyous things the instant I
accept my holiness. For what would be the use of
pain to me, what purpose would my suffering
fulfill, and how would grief and loss avail me if
insanity departs from me today, and I accept my
“Father, my holiness is Yours. Let me
rejoice in it, and through forgiveness be
restored to sanity. Your Son is still as You
created him. My holiness is part of me,
and also part of You. And what can alter
They are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them through Thy truth:
Thy word is truth.
My Father knows my holiness. Shall I deny His
knowledge, and believe in what His knowledge
makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He
proclaims as false? Or shall I take His Word for
what I am, since He is my Creator, and the One
Who knows the true condition of His Son?
“Father, I was mistaken in myself,
because I failed to realize the Source from
Which I came. I have not left that Source
to enter in a body and to die. My holiness
remains a part of me, as I am part of You.
And my mistakes about myself are
dreams. I let them go today. And I stand
ready to receive Your Word alone for
what I really am.”
Strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
“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.”
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.
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.
He that heareth my word,
and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
“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.”
and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life.
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.