you hear His answer except as He answers all of God's
Sons? Hear of your brother what you would have me hear
of you, for you would not want me to be deceived.
you for the truth in you, as God does. Your deceptions
may deceive you, but they cannot deceive me. Knowing
what you are, I cannot doubt you. I hear only the Holy
Spirit in you, who speaks to me through you. If you
would hear me, hear my brothers in whom God's Voice
speaks. The answer to all prayers lies in them. You
will be answered as you hear the answer in everyone.
Do not listen to anything else, or you will not hear
in your brothers because I believe in you, and you will
learn that my belief in you is justified. Believe in
me by believing in them for the sake of what God gave
them. They will answer you if you learn to ask truth
of them. Do not ask for blessings without blessing them,
for only in this way can you learn how blessed you are.
By following this way, you are looking for the truth
in you. This is not going beyond yourself but toward
yourself. Hear only God's Answer in His Sons, and you
is to side against or to attack. To believe is to accept
and to side with. To believe is not to be credulous
but to accept and appreciate. What you do not believe,
you do not appreciate, and you cannot be grateful for
what you do not value. There is a price you will pay
for judgment because judgment is the setting of a price.
And as you set it, you will pay it.
is equated with getting, you will set the price low
but demand a high return. You will have forgotten [that
to price is to value, so] that your return is in proportion
to your judgment of worth. If paying is associated with
giving, it cannot be perceived as loss, and the reciprocal
relationship of giving and receiving will be recognized.
The price will then be set high because of the value
of the return. The price for getting is to lose sight
of value, making it inevitable that you will not value
what you receive. Valuing it little, you will not appreciate
it and will not want it.
forget, then, that you have set the value on what you
receive and have priced it by what you give. To believe
that it is possible to get much for little is to believe
that you can bargain with God. God's laws are always
fair and perfectly consistent. By giving you receive.
But to receive is to accept, not to get. It is impossible
not to have, but it is possible not to know you have.
The recognition of having is the willingness for giving,
and only by this willingness can you recognize what
you have. What you give is therefore the value you put
on what you have, being the exact measure of the value
you put upon it. And this, in turn, is the measure of
how much you want it.
ask of the Holy Spirit, then, only by giving to Him,
and you can give to Him only where you see Him. If you
see Him in everyone, consider how much you will be asking
of Him and how much you will receive. He will deny you
nothing because you have denied Him nothing, and so
you can share everything. This is the way, and the only
way, to have His answer because His answer is all you
can ask for and want.