Course in Miracles
62 - Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
It is your forgiveness
that will bring the world of darkness to the light. It is your forgiveness
that lets you recognize the light in which you see. Forgiveness
is the demonstration that you are the light of the world.
Through your forgiveness
does the truth about yourself return to your memory. Therefore
in your forgiveness lies your salvation.
Illusions about yourself
and the world are one. That is why all forgiveness is a gift to
yourself. Your goal is to find out who you are, having denied your
identity by attacking creation and its Creator. Now
you are learning how to remember the truth. For this, attack must
be replaced by forgiveness so that thoughts of life may replace
thoughts of death.
Remember that in
every attack you call upon your own weakness, while every time you
forgive you call upon the strength of Christ in you. Do you not
then begin to understand what forgiveness will do for you? It will
remove all sense of weakness, strain, and fatigue from your mind.
It will take away all fear and guilt and pain. It will restore the
invulnerability and power God gave His Son to your awareness.
Let us be glad to
begin and end this day by practicing today's idea and to use it
as frequently as possible throughout the day. It will help to make
the day as happy for you as God wants you to be. And it will help
those around you as well as those who seem to be far away in space
and time to share this happiness with you.
As often as you can, closing your eyes if possible, say to
is my function as the light of the world.
I would fulfill my function that I may be happy.
Then devote a minute or two to considering your function and the
happiness and release it will bring you.
Let related thoughts come freely, for your heart will recognize
these words, and in your mind is the awareness that they are true.
Should your attention wander, repeat the idea and add:
I would remember
this because I want to be happy.