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Part II

What Is Forgiveness?

Lesson 228

God Has Condemned Me Not. No More Do I.22.

My Father knows my holiness. Shall I deny His knowledge and believe in what that knowledge makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He proclaims as false? Or shall I take His Word for what I am, since He is my Creator and the One Who knows the true condition of His Son?

2. Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from Which I came. I have not left that Source to enter in a body and to die. My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today. And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am. [1].

[1]. A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition.

Footnote 22. This lesson likens us to the woman caught in adultery in John 8 (KJV), where, as the crowd is about to stone her, Jesus says, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Then, after all of her accusers have left, he says, “Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?” She responds, “No man, Lord.” And he says, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” The above passage changes the situation from other people not condemning the woman and Jesus not condemning her either to God not condemning us and us not condemning ourselves either.   The concluding sentence, “No more do I,” may have a double meaning. It seems to mean “No longer do I,” and in fact the phrase “no more” in the sense of “no longer” is the conclusion of the biblical story (“sin no more”). This would mean that condemning ourselves “no more” is this lesson’s version of sinning “no more.” And it also seems to mean “Neither do I,” since that is what Jesus says in John 8 when the woman tells him that no man has condemned her, and since one of the meanings of “no more” is “neither.”

Personal Notes:

God has condemned me not. No more do I. What a wonderful reminder this is for me and to share with my brothers, let us remember to encourage ourselves and others with this blessing of Truth. I meditate on this prayer today, and in quiet I wait to hear my Father’s Voice. I pray for all my brothers and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination, of The Way, The Truth, The Life, in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

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