7/27/2005

Everyone has a special part to play in the Atonement, but the message given to each one is always the same; God's Son is guiltless. Each one teaches the message differently, and learns it differently. Yet until he teaches it and learns it, he will suffer the pain of dim awareness that his true function remains unfulfilled in him. The burden of guilt is heavy, but God would not have you bound by it. His plan for your awaking is as perfect as yours is fallible. You know not what you do, but He Who knows is with you. His gentleness is yours, and all the love you share with God He holds in trust for you. He would teach you nothing except how to be happy.
Blessed Son of a wholly blessing Father, joy was created for you. Who can condemn whom God has blessed? There is nothing in the Mind of God that does not share His shining innocence. Creation is the natural extension of perfect purity. Your only calling here is to devote yourself, with active willingness, to the denial of guilt in all its forms. To accuse is not to understand. The happy learners of the Atonement become the teachers of the innocence that is the right of all that God created. Deny them not what is their due, for you will not withhold it from them alone.

Jesus is the most revolutionary of all teachers. He turns the world upside down for those who accept his teaching. When once you have accepted the Jesus Christ message, nothing is ever the same again. All values change radically. The things that one spent time and energy striving for
are felt to be no longer worth the having, while other things that one passed by on the way with scarsely a glance, are discovered to be the only things that really matter. Compared with Jesus, all the so called revolutionists, radicals and reformers of histo are now seen to have been merely scratching the surface- rearranging unimportant externals- whereas Jesus went down to the root of things and attacked that.

The Sermon On The Mount by Emmett Fox

7/24/2005

AS WITHIN SO WITHOUT
Time to Teach assignment

I said before that what you project or extend is up to you, but you must do one or the other, for that is a law of mind, and you must look in before you look out. As you look in, you choose the guide for seeing. And then you look out and behold his witnesses.



Choose your reading
Chapter 7 VIII The Unbelievable Belief
Lesson 30 God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.

Chapter 12 VII Looking Within
Lesson 124 Let me remember I am one with God

Chapter 13 V The Two Emotions
Lesson 189 I feel the love of God within me now



Inquiry
What are the available choices regarding your guide for seeing?
How is to project the same or different as to extend?
Why are we directed to look within first rather than without?
How is the reversal of our thought and belief-system an inevitable result of this action of mind?



Presentation
Find a metaphor or example to explain this week’s theme statement.
Share your realization around this universal law of mind: as within so without!


“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”