How to forgive anyone of anything

Lesson 46 of A Course in Miracles

James Leroy Wilson


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God is the Love in which I forgive. (ACIM, W-46)

After thinking about the hedge maze analogy I conceived in yesterday’s message, and then seeing today’s lesson, I grasped (at least for myself) the context in which it’s easy to forgive anyone for anything.

If this life — if this universe — is like a multi-dimensional maze, then life may seem to be a puzzle to be solved, or a game to be won, or something to escape (perhaps by placing faith in finding greater bliss in the afterlife).

But God wouldn’t feel trapped or frustrated by the maze. If someone does feel trapped or frustrated, and from that state of consciousness lashes out at you, would God, who is inside of you, be hurt?

If God isn’t hurt, are you hurt?

If you aren’t hurt, did anyone hurt you?

If no one hurt you, what reason is there to be bitter or angry toward them?

To forgive is to be freed from the maze called life so that we may be able to enjoy it.

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James Leroy Wilson

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