“Peace now belongs here, because a Thought of God has entered. What else but a Thought of God turns hell to Heaven merely by being what it is?” M. 11.How is Peace Possible in this World? P.4.8 & 9.
The above quote from the Manual of A Course In Miracles can relax our tortured mind if we remember that Peace is the Thought of God. The memory of God is in our mind and we, mankind, have denied it but it is impossible to destroy that memory. Mankind has forgotten who we are. We are of God, we are all His children. We are therefore related because we came from the same “Father” who loves us equally. We are One.
This is how peace is possible in this world: Thinking of God, remembering God IS and that you are LOVED, we are ALL LOVED EQUALLY. We are ONE. Your mind is a judgment FREE ZONE!!
We are related beyond the color of skin; culture; religion, country of origin; language or sex. We are One.
Since God is mysterious compassionate all encompassing eternal LOVE and we are His offspring, then we inherited the same attributes of compassionate eternal love. This means we will never really die – our bodies will, but our true SPIRIT SELF is eternal like God.
No one can exist or has ever lived that is not of God. Our task is to remember who we are and we do that by ceasing all judgment.
“Ask yourself whether your judgment or the Word of God is more likely to be true. For they say different things about the world and things so opposite that it is pointless to try to reconcile them. God offers the world salvation; your judgment would condemn it. God says there is no death; your judgment sees but death as the inevitable end of life. God’s Word assures you that He loves the world; your judgment says it is unlovable. Who is right? For one of you is wrong.” M. 11. 4. 2.8.
“Peace is impossible to those who desire war. Peace is inevitable to those who offer peace. How easily, then, is your judgment of the world escaped! It is not the world that makes peace seem impossible. It is the world you see (through the eyes of the ego) that is impossible. Yet has God’s Judgment on this distorted world redeemed it and made it fit to welcome peace.
Peace now belongs here because a Thought of God has entered.” M. 11.4.1-8
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Workbook Companion Commentary: Lesson 360