Thoughts on Lesson 64

WBNewsletter“Let me not wander into temptation,” Jesus says in this lesson. May I remember that forgiveness is my function, and through forgiveness I am set free. I am to be happy, I am to be the light of the world. I am because of God. I am the Son of God of Whom He extended the utmost love. In ou rlives we have made so many substitutes for His Love. We have chased relationships as a worthy substitute, material possessions, money, knowledge, self-condemnation, superiority and inferiority, all as an unworthy substitute for what God wants for us.

I know I have done some of those myself.We all have in one way or another. I know for me as of late, I am in a space of peace. As I shared in our class last night, it’s almost an “I don’t care” but not in a negative way. It is as it is. I have no interpretations, no judgments, no sense of urgency, or no yearnings. All feels well right in the moment and if something does come along and I have a reaction, I quickly pull that reaction back and ask the Holy Spirit to watch it with me. The more I do this, the more peace there is. Certainly like all of us, I have those few issues that are button-pushers, but who pushes the button, but me? I can forgive and be happy instead.

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