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Part II

5. What Is The Body?

Lesson 264

I Am Surrounded By The Love Of God.

Father, You stand before me and behind,68 beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own.69 In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief. For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is love itself.70 There is no source but this, and nothing is that does not share its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation or without the love which holds all things within itself. Father, Your Son is like Yourself.71 We come to You in Your Own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting love.

2. My brothers, join with me in this today. This is salvation’s prayer. Must we not join in what will save the world, along with us?[1].

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

68. Footnote: Psalm 139:5 (RSV): “Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me.”

69.Footnote: Lesson 29 (“God is in everything I see”) explains that we can see everything as containing God by seeing everything as having God’s purpose: “a table shares the purpose of the universe. And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the purpose of its Creator” (W-29.2:4-5). In this view, even sounds can be reinterpreted as carrying God’s purpose: “Sounds become the call of God. And all perception can be given a new purpose” (W-WI.3.4:2-3).

70. Footnote: In context, this means that what truly surrounds us is God’s love, not “time” or “place.”

71. Footnote: In light of the preceding sentence, “Your Son” here should be read as corporate, as including everyone and everything.

Personal Notes:

I am surrounded by the love of God. I meditate on above 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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