What is this really saying? First thing that came to my mind was the Lord’s Prayer; Jesus told us to say : “May Your (God’s) Will be done. Just as it is in Heaven, so also on the earth…. and forgive US OUR sins, just as WE should forgive OUR debtors.” BUT why would forgiving our debtor’s or brother’s sins, forgive ours?
In Creation , WE were created in the image and likeness of God – One in Spirit and Thought, sharing equally in the Reality and Purpose of God Himself . THEREFORE we ALL share in everything together – virtue and sin. Judging ONE is judging ALL. The ‘Power of Judgement’ is a two-edged sword. Bless or condemn, it’s guaranteed and sealed that jailor and prisoner are both forever locked and confined together. As Jesus told us, “Whatever you bind or loose on earth will be bound or loosened in Heaven”.
It was really brought to point in my reading for today – ACIM Chapter 25 – II. The Savior from the Dark:
“The gratitude of God Himself is freely offered to everyone who shares His purpose. It is not His Will to be alone. And neither is it yours. Forgive your brother, and you cannot separate yourself from him nor from his Father. You need no forgiveness, for the wholly pure have never sinned. Give, then, what He has given you, that you may see His Son as one, and thank his Father as He thanks you. Nor believe that all His praise is given not to you. For what you give is His, and giving it, you learn to understand His gift to you. And give the Holy Spirit what He offers unto the Father and the Son alike. Nothing has power over you except His Will and yours, which but extends His Will. It was for this you were created, and your brother with you and at one with you.
You and your brother are the same as God Himself is One, and not divided in His Will. And you must have one purpose, since He gave the same to both of you. His Will is brought together as you join in will, that you be made complete by offering completion to your brother. See not in him the sinfulness he sees, but give him honor that you may esteem yourself and him. To you and your brother is given the power of salvation, that escape from darkness into light be yours to share; that you may see as one what never has been separate, nor apart from all God’s Love as given equally.“
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