March 5, 2007

End of the World

Today is the day, this instant is the time, the only time there is.

Remember, the world will not end in an apocalyptic nightmare.

"Can what has no beginning really end? The world will end in an illusion, as it began. Yet will its ending be an illusion of mercy...

The world will end in joy, because it is a place of sorrow. When joy has come, the purpose of the world has gone. The world will end in peace, because it is a place of war. When peace has come, what is the purpose of the world? The world will end in laughter, because it is a place of tears. Where there is laughter, who can longer weep? And only complete forgiveness brings all this to bless the world. In blessing it departs, for it will not end as it began. To turn hell into Heaven is the function of God's teachers, for what they teach are lessons in which Heaven is reflected. And now sit down in true humility, and realize that all God would have you do you can do. Do not be arrogant and say you cannot learn His Own curriculum. His Word says otherwise. His Will be done. It cannot be otherwise. And be you thankful it is so.
" (A Course In Miracles, Manual For Teachers; How Will The World?)

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