I am among the ministers of God

This post was written by DoctorJay on August 17, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook,Zen

I’m going to concentrate on the first paragraph of the ACIM workbook for today:

Let us today be neither arrogant nor falsely humble. We have gone beyond such foolishness. We cannot judge ourselves, nor need we do so. These are but attempts to hold decision off, and to delay commitment to our function. It is not our part to judge our worth, nor can we know what role is best for us; what we can do within a larger plan we cannot see in its entirety. Our part is cast in Heaven, not in hell. And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance.

True humility is accepting what is and being ready to share it with others with neither pride or shame. We are as God created us and are beloved children of the creator. We each excel in somethings and not in others. If we use the same attitude of gratitude – all things are created by God and hence good and we can thank God for them – to ourselves as to others we can find peace…

The workbook continues:

Whatever your appointed role may be, it was selected by the Voice for God, Whose function is to speak for you as well. Seeing your strengths exactly as they are, and equally aware of where they can be best applied, for what, to whom and when, He chooses and accepts your part for you. He does not work without your own consent. But He is not deceived in what you are, and listens only to His Voice in you.

Again we see here that we are lovable (as are all others) because we are doing God’s work no matter what. I’m not implying that we cannot improve. That is the whole purpose of existence to continue evolution (cosmic, biological, and personal) toward ultimate spiritual betterment. It is only through acceptance of what is (A Zen attitude), and a state of no blame that we can evolve easiest and fastest.

The affirmation for today is:

Our lesson for today is stated thus:

I am among the ministers of God, and I am grateful that
I have the means by which to recognize that I am free.

As far as I’m concerned that last recognition is the most important thing: “I’m free.”

Acceptance allows that freedom to flourish.

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