To you the miracle cannot seem natural because what you
have done to hurt your minds has made them so unnatural
that they do not remember what is natural to them. And
when you are told about it, you cannot understand it.
The recognition of the part as whole, and of the whole
in every part, is perfectly natural. For it is the way
God thinks, and what is natural to Him is natural to you.
Wholly natural perception would show you instantly that
order of difficulty in miracles is quite impossible, for
it involves a contradiction of what miracles mean. And
if you could understand their meaning, their attributes
could hardly cause you perplexity.
You have done miracles, but it is quite apparent that
you have not done them alone. You have succeeded whenever
you have reached another mind and joined with it. When
two minds join as one and share one idea equally, the
first link in the awareness of the Sonship as one has
been made. When you have made this joining, as the Holy
Spirit bids you, and have offered it to Him to use as
He knows how, His natural perception of your gift enables
Him to understand it, and you to use His understanding
on your behalf. It is impossible to convince you of the
reality of what has clearly been accomplished through
your willingness as long as you believe that you must
understand it, or else it is not real.
You think your lack of understanding is a loss to you,
and so you are unwilling to believe that what has happened
is true. But can you really believe that all that has
happened, even though you do not understand it, has not
happened? Yet this is your position. You would have perfect
faith in the Holy Spirit, and in the effects of His teaching,
if you were not afraid to acknowledge what He taught you.
For this acknowledgement means that what has happened
you do not understand, but that you are willing to accept
it because it has happened.
How can faith in reality be yours while you are bent on
making it unreal? And are you really safer in maintaining
the unreality of what has happened than you would be in
joyously accepting it for what it is, and giving thanks
for it? Honor the truth that has been given you, and be
glad you do not understand it.
are natural to God, and to the One Who speaks for Him.
For His task is to translate the miracle into the knowledge
which it represents, and which is lost to you. Let His
understanding of the miracle be enough for you, and do
not turn away from all the witnesses that He has given
you to His reality.
No evidence will convince you of the truth of what you
do not want. Yet your relationship with Him is real, and
has been demonstrated. Regard this not with fear, but
with rejoicing. The One you called upon is with you. Bid
Him welcome, and honor His witnesses, who bring you the
glad tidings He has come. It
is true, just as you fear, that to acknowledge Him is
to deny all that you think you know. But it was never
true. What gain is there to you in clinging to it, and
denying the evidence for truth? For you have come too
near to truth to renounce it now, and you will yield to
its compelling attraction. You can delay this now but
only a little while. The
host of God has called to you, and you have heard. Never
again will you be wholly willing not to listen.
This is a year of joy, in which your listening will increase,
and peace will grow with its increase. The
power of holiness and the weakness of attack have both
been brought into awareness. And this has been accomplished
in minds firmly convinced that holiness is weakness, and
attack is power. Should not this be a sufficient miracle
to teach you that your Teacher is not of you? But
remember also that, whenever you have listened to His
interpretation, the results have brought you joy. Would
you prefer the results of your interpretation, considering
honestly what they have been? God
wills you better. Could you not look with greater charity
on whom God loves with perfect love?
not interpret against God’s Love, for you have many
witnesses which speak of It so clearly that only the blind
and deaf could fail to see and hear them. This
year, determine not to deny what has been given you by
God, for that is the only reason He has called to you.
His Voice has spoken clearly, and yet you have so little
faith in what you heard because you have preferred to
place still greater faith in the disaster you have made.
let us resolve together to accept the joyful tidings that
disaster is not real, and that reality is not disaster.
is safe and sure, and wholly kind to everyone and everything.
There is no greater love than to accept this, and be glad.
For love asks only that you be happy, and will give you
everything that makes for happiness. You have never given
any problem to the Holy Spirit He has not solved for you,
nor will you ever do so. You have never tried to solve
anything yourself and been successful. Is it not time
you brought these facts together, and made sense of them?
This is the year for the application of the ideas
which have been given you. For the ideas are mighty forces,
to be used and not held idly by. They have already proved
their power sufficiently for you to place your faith in
them, and not in their denial. This year invest in truth,
and let it work in peace. Have faith in what has faith
in you. Think what you have really seen and heard, and
recogniize it. Can you be alone with witnesses like these?