do you desire peace instead of endless strife and misery and pain?
questions are the same, in different form. Forgiveness
is your peace, for herein lies the
end of separation, and the dream...
is the “sacrifice” salvation asks, and gladly offers
peace instead of this.
Swear not to die, you holy Son of God! You
make a bargain that you cannot keep. The
Son of Life cannot be killed. He is immortal as his Father. What
he is cannot be changed. He
is the only thing in all the universe that must be one.
seems eternal all will have an end. The stars will disappear, and
night and day will be no more. All things that come and go,
the lives of man; all
things that change with time, and bloom and fade, will not return.
time has set an end is not where the eternal is. God’s Son
can never change by what man made of him. He will be as he was and
as he is, for time appointed not his destiny, nor set the hour of
his birth and death. Forgiveness
will not change him. Yet time waits upon forgiveness that the things
of time may disappear because they have no use.
survives its purpose. If it be conceived to die, then die it must,
unless it does not take this purpose as its own.
Change is the only thing that can be made a blessing here, where
purpose is not fixed, however changeless it appears to be. Think
not that you can set a goal unlike God’s purpose for you,
and establish it as changeless and eternal. You
can give yourself a purpose that you do not have. But you can not
remove the power to change your mind, and see another purpose there.
is the greatest gift God gave to all that you would make eternal,
to ensure that only Heaven would not pass away.
were not born to die.
cannot change, because your function has been fixed by God. All
other goals are set in time and change that time might be preserved,
does not aim at keeping time, but at its ending, when it has no
purpose ended, it is gone. And where it once held seeming sway is
now restored the function God established for His Son in full awareness.
Time can set no end to its fulfillment, nor its changelessness.
is no death because the living share the function their Creator
gave to them. Life’s
function cannot be to die. It
(life's function) must be life’s extension, that it be as
one forever and forever, without end.
world will bind your feet and tie your hands and kill your body,
only if you think that it was made to crucify God’s Son. For
even though it was a dream of death, you need not let it stand for
this to you. Let
this be changed and nothing in the world but must be changed as
well. For nothing here but is defined as what you see it for.
is the world whose purpose is forgiveness of God’s Son!
from fear, how filled with blessing and with happiness!
a joyous thing it is to dwell a little while in such a happy place!
can it be forgot, in such a world, it is a little while till timelessness
comes quietly to take the place of time.