Today is another opportunity to contemplate the calling we received yesterday, because more than one day is needed to commit deeply to demoting self-will in favor of service to truth.
Today’s lesson tells us why we should make this commitment. “There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet.” And isn’t this something that we all want?
“To let illusions walk ahead of truth is madness. But to let illusion sink behind the truth and let the truth stand forth as what it is, is merely sanity. … accept the truth, and let it go before you … Step back in faith and let truth lead the way.”
As we contemplate this commitment, it is also important to contemplate the warning that comes in today’s lesson. “Walk safely now, yet carefully, because this path is new to you. And you may find that you are tempted still to walk ahead of truth, …”
Let today be a day of contemplating our willingness to demote self-will in favor of truth. Amen.