is no grace of Heaven that you cannot offer to each
other, and receive from your most holy Friend. Let him
withhold it not, for by receiving it you offer it to
him. Redemption has been given you to give each other,
and thus receive it. Whom you forgive is free, and what
you give you share. Forgive the sins your brother thinks
he has committed, and all the guilt you think you see
Here is the holy place of resurrection, to which we
come again; to which we will return until redemption
is accomplished and received. Think who your brother
is, before you would condemn him. And offer thanks to
God that he is holy, and has been given the gift of
holiness for you.
him in gladness, and remove all trace of guilt from
his disturbed and tortured mind. Help him to lift the
heavy burden of sin you laid upon him and he accepted
as his own, and toss it lightly and with happy laughter
away from him. Press it not like thorns against his
brow, nor nail him to it unredeemed and hopeless.
each other faith, for faith and hope and mercy are yours
to give. Into the hands that give the gift is given.
Look on your brother, and see in him the gift of God
you would receive. It is almost Easter, the time of
resurrection. Let us give redemption to each other and
share in it, that we may rise as one in resurrection,
and not separate in death. Behold the gift of freedom
that I gave the Holy Spirit for both of you. And be
you free together, as you offer to the Holy Spirit this
same gift. And giving it receive it of Him in return
for what you gave. He leadeth you and me together, that
we might meet here in this holy place, and make the
your brother here, as I freed you.
him the self-same gift, nor look upon him with condemnation
of any kind. See him as guiltless as I look on you,
and overlook the sins he thinks he sees within himself.
Offer each other freedom and complete release from sin,
here in the garden of seeming agony and death. So will
we prepare together the way unto the resurrection of
God’s Son, and let him rise again to glad remembrance
of his Father, Who knows no sin, no death, but only
Together we will disappear into the Presence beyond
the veil, not to be lost but found; not to be seen but
known. And knowing, nothing in the plan God has established
for salvation will be left undone. This is the journey’s
purpose, without which is the journey meaningless. Here
is the peace of God, given to you eternally by Him.
Here is the rest and quiet that you seek, the reason
for the journey from its beginning. Heaven
is the gift you owe each other, the debt of gratitude
you offer to the Son of God in thanks for what he is,
and what his Father created him to be.
Think carefully how you would look upon the giver of
this gift, for as you look on him, so will the gift
itself appear to be. As he is seen as either the giver
of guilt or of salvation, so will his offering be seen,
and so received. The crucified give pain because they
are in pain. But the redeemed give joy because they
have been healed of pain. Everyone gives as he receives,
but he must choose what it will be that he receives.
And he will recognize his choice by what he gives, and
what is given him. Nor is it given anything in hell
or Heaven to interfere with his decision.
You came this far because the journey was your choice.
And no one undertakes to do what he believes is meaningless.
What you had faith in still is faithful, and watches
over you in faith so gentle yet so strong that it would
lift you far beyond the veil, and place the Son of God
safely within the sure protection of his Father. Here
is the only purpose that gives this world and the long
journey through this world whatever meaning lies in
them. Beyond this, they are meaningless. You stand together,
still without conviction they have a purpose. Yet it
is given you to see this purpose in your holy Friend,
and recognize it is your own.