Let miracles replace all grievances.
1. Perhaps it is not yet quite clear to you that each decision that you make is one between a grievance and a miracle. 2Each grievance stands like a dark shield of hate before the miracle it would conceal. 3And as you raise it up before your eyes, you will not see the miracle beyond. 4Yet all the while it waits for you in light, but you behold your grievances instead.
2. Today we go beyond the grievances, to look upon the miracle instead. 2We will reverse the way you see by not allowing sight to stop before it sees. 3We will not wait before the shield of hate, but lay it down and gently lift our eyes in silence to behold the Son of God.
3. He waits for you behind your grievances, and as you lay them down he will appear in shining light where each one stood before. 2For every grievance is a block to sight, and as it lifts you see the Son of God where he has always been. 3He stands in light, but you were in the dark. 4Each grievance made the darkness deeper, and you could not see.
4. Today we will attempt to see God’s Son. 2We will not let ourselves be blind to him; we will not look upon our grievances. 3So is the seeing of the world reversed, as we look out toward truth, away from fear. 4We will select one person you have used as target for your grievances, and lay the grievances aside and look at him. 5Someone, perhaps, you fear and even hate; someone you think you love who angered you; someone you call a friend, but whom you see as difficult at times or hard to please, demanding, irritating or untrue to the ideal he should accept as his, according to the role you set for him.
5. You know the one to choose; his name has crossed your mind already. 2He will be the one of whom we ask God’s Son be shown to you. 3Through seeing him behind the grievances that you have held against him, you will learn that what lay hidden while you saw him not is there in everyone, and can be seen. 4He who was enemy is more than friend when he is freed to take the holy role the Holy Spirit has assigned to him. 5Let him be savior unto you today. 6Such is his role in God your Father’s plan.
6. Our longer practice periods today will see him in this role. 2You will attempt to hold him in your mind, first as you now consider him. 3You will review his faults, the difficulties you have had with him, the pain he caused you, his neglect, and all the little and the larger hurts he gave. 4You will regard his body with its flaws and better points as well, and you will think of his mistakes and even of his “sins.”
7. Then let us ask of Him Who knows this Son of God in his reality and truth, that we may look on him a different way, and see our savior shining in the light of true forgiveness, given unto us. 2We ask Him in the holy Name of God and of His Son, as holy as Himself:
3Let me behold my savior in this one You have appointed as the one for me to ask to lead me to the holy light in which he stands, that I may join with him.
4The body’s eyes are closed, and as you think of him who grieved you, let your mind be shown the light in him beyond your grievances.
8. What you have asked for cannot be denied. 2Your savior has been waiting long for this. 3He would be free, and make his freedom yours. 4The Holy Spirit leans from him to you, seeing no separation in God’s Son. 5And what you see through Him will free you both. 6Be very quiet now, and look upon your shining savior. 7No dark grievances obscure the sight of him. 8You have allowed the Holy Spirit to express through him the role God gave Him that you might be saved.
9. God thanks you for these quiet times today in which you laid your images aside, and looked upon the miracle of love the Holy Spirit showed you in their place. 2The world and Heaven join in thanking you, for not one Thought of God but must rejoice as you are saved, and all the world with you.
10. We will remember this throughout the day, and take the role assigned to us as part of God’s salvation plan, and not our own. 2Temptation falls away when we allow each one we meet to save us, and refuse to hide his light behind our grievances. 3To everyone you meet, and to the ones you think of or remember from the past, allow the role of savior to be given, that you may share it with him. 4For you both, and all the sightless ones as well, we pray:
5Let miracles replace all grievances.