"The Word of God is given me to speak."
(See Part II Practice Summary, and also Part II Introduction)
The phrase the Word of God in ACIM is defined here as "My Son is pure and holy as Myself" (1:2). In another place it is said to be, "I am as God created me" (W-pI.110.11:4-6). We were created by this Word; as in the Bible, He spoke, and it was so. "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." Even so, God spoke, "My Son is pure and holy as Myself," and the Son, pure and holy as God, came into being. God's thought of us was (is) His creative act of Fatherhood; it stands unaltered and unalterable. I cannot change my Self, I cannot make my Self other than God created me.
"Let us accept His Fatherhood, and all is given us" (1:5). Hearing His Word is accepting His Fatherhood, accepting that we were created in His Love and can be no other than what He created us to be. It is to accept the Atonement (M-22.1:6), the unassailable fact that I--that is my true Self and not my ego image of myself--am as pure and as holy as God Himself.
"And it is this that I would speak to all my brothers, who are given me to cherish as my own" (2:2). What I want to communicate to my brothers and sisters is that they all share this innocence with me. My grievances, my judgments, or my criticisms communicate guilt. My forgiveness communicates their innocence. Father, show me how to communicate the Atonement today; show me how, in word and deed, to speak the Word of God: "You are as pure and holy as God."
This clearly relates to the lead-in page on the Christ. "Christ is God's Son as He created him. He is the Self we share..." (W-pII.6.1:1-2).
"This is the only part of you that has reality in truth. The rest is dreams" (W-pII.6.3:2-3).
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