your Savior not because he thinks he is a body. For
beyond his dreams is his reality. But he must learn he is a Savior
first, before he can remember what he is. And he must save who would
(wants to) be saved.
On saving you depends
For who is Savior
but the one who gives salvation? Thus he learns it must be his to
give. Unless he gives, he will not know he has, for giving is the
proof of having. Only those who think that God is lessened by their
strength could fail to understand this must be so. For who could
give unless he has, and who could lose by giving what must be increased
you the Father lost Himself when He created you? Was He made weak
because He shared His love? Was He made incomplete by your perfection?
Or are you the proof that He is perfect and complete?
Deny Him not His
witness in the dream His Son prefers
to his reality.
He must be Savior
from the dream he made, that he be free of it. He must see someone
else as not a body, one with him, without the wall the world has
built to keep apart all living things who know not that they live.
Within the dream of
bodies and of death is yet one theme of truth; no more, perhaps,
than just a tiny spark, a space of light created in the dark, where
God still shines.
cannot wake yourself. Yet you can let yourself be wakened. You
can overlook your brother’s dreams. So
perfectly can you forgive him his illusions, he becomes your Savior
from your dreams.
as you see him shining in the space of light where God abides within
the darkness, you will see that God Himself is where his body is.
Before this light the body disappears, as heavy shadows must
give way to light. The darkness cannot choose that it remain. The
coming of the light means it is gone. In glory will you see your
brother then and understand what really fills the gap so long perceived
as keeping you apart.
There, in its place,
God’s Witness has set forth the gentle way of kindness to
God’s Son. Whom you forgive is given power to forgive you
your illusions. By your gift of freedom is it given unto you.
Make way for love
which you did not create, but which you can extend.
On earth this means
forgive your brother, that the darkness may be lifted from your
When light has come
to him through your forgiveness, he will not forget his Savior,
leaving him unsaved. For it was in your face he saw the light that
he would keep beside him, as he walks through darkness to the everlasting
How holy are you,
that the Son of God can be your Savior in the midst of dreams of
desolation and disaster. See how eagerly he comes, and steps aside
from heavy shadows that have hidden him, and shines on you in gratitude
and love. He is himself, but not himself alone. And as his Father
lost not part of Him in your creation, so the light in him is brighter
still because you gave your light to him to save him from the dark.
And now the light in you must be as bright as shines in him. This
is the spark that shines within the dream; that you can help him
waken, and be sure his waking eyes will rest on you. And in his
glad salvation you are saved.