On Sunday, September 25, 2005, Rev. Tony Ponticello and 32 other *A Course In Miracles* students were at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, CA. They were gathering for the Sunday Service near the end of Miracle Experience #24. Angela Center has a labyrinth in it's courtyard and on the previous day Rev. Tony had led a labyrinth work-shop and walk for the participants. In attendance at the service was Community Miracles Center cofounder Rev. Larry Bedini who had been instrumental in putting on the event. Also in attendance was the special guest facilitators, Rev. Robert and Rev. Mary Stoelting who are the two founders and the two senior ministers for the Pathways of Light ministry in Keil, Wisconsin. Pathways is a wonderful, active *A Course In Miracles* church with a strong outreach through the internet. What follows is a lightly edited transcription of that lecture.
A labyrinth — it's not a maze. If you were at the workshop yesterday you know this. It's one path. It goes from outer to inner and then it goes back. It's not a maze. There are no dead ends. There are no wrong turns. You don't have to think about it. You just have to walk it. All kinds of thoughts may come while you are walking it. You may like some of them and you may not like some others. It really doesn't matter. You just walk it. It's one path.
I used to think my life was a maze — that it had all kinds of wrong turns, dead ends and problems — things I had to figure out. I'm now getting it. My life isn't a maze. It's a labyrinth. It's one path. I just walk it. The important thing is to keep walking it. There's nothing I have to figure out. I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, listening to the eternal one bell the Holy Spirit is ringing which sets my pace, telling me to keep stepping forward.
I did used to think of my life was a maze. I used to think that the Holy Spirit was somehow above, looking down on the maze and He could direct me away from the wrong turns, the dead ends and the problems. But I'm shifting that perception now. I'm seeing that things are different. There were never truly any dead ends. Everything I thought was a dead end, or a problem, actually taught me something that I needed to learn. It was part of the path. Physical reality is the path. Walking through physical reality we think, "Gosh, I must have made a huge mistake over here.” But we were learning something that we needed to learn so it was a part of the path and it's all the one path that we're walking towards oneness, towards remembering that we indeed are one. A Course In Miracles tells us this in many, many ways. It says, "All things work together for good. There are no exceptions except in the ego's judgment.” (T-4.V.1) Everything is working together for our good. The hurricanes — I believe hurricane Rita has probably hit land by now. I haven't heard the news in three days. This is really interesting. I don't know what's going on out there in the world. I'm a news junkie. This is truly abstinence for me. (laughter)
The hurricanes are out there. They seem like big problems but somehow there also teaching us something that we need to learn. Robert Stoelting, in his share, talked about this thing that had happened to him. It seemed negative at the time. He wondered why he needed to go through this thing. Why did it have to happen this way? And then he got it. If he had just made the other decision and not lived through the experience that he was living through he would have been tempted to make that wrong decision again at another point. He wouldn't really have learned that decision is the wrong way to turn and it doesn't work. He needed to learn that it doesn't work to prevent him from making that wrong turn some later time and have it lead to even more devastating negative effects in his life. So none of it really is off the path. It's all on the path. The path meanders like the labyrinth. It sometimes goes close to center and then it sometimes seems to come back out to the circumference, but there is just one path.
A Course In Miracles says, "The Holy Spirit leads you steadily along the path of freedom, teaching you how to disregard or look beyond everything that would hold you back.” (T-8.II.4.4) So we learn how to disregard the problems, to just look beyond them, to learn from them. The Holy Spirit doesn't teach us how to understand our problems. That comment came up in the panel discussion (an event held the previous day at the Miracle Experience). We're trying to understand why we've made this decision, why we're here. We're very addicted to understanding. In fact, it's one of the huge confronts A Course In Miracles offers to its students — we don't have to understand anything. We just have to listen to guidance. Take the next step. Do what Holy Spirit guides us to do. There's nothing really to understand. In fact, understanding becomes a detriment at many stages of the game because we understand our problems so well we imbue them with force, with energy. We become addicted to them. We don't want to let them go. We become addicted to these identities.
The Holy Spirit isn't guiding us through a maze. The Holy Spirit is just ringing a bell telling us to take the next step. "Take another step. Listen to my guidance. Overlook. Disregard. Take the next step.” The Course says, "Once you accept His plan as the one function that you would fulfill, there will be nothing else the Holy Spirit will not arrange for you without your effort. He will go before you making straight your path, and leaving in your way no stones to trip on, and no obstacles to bar your way.” (T-20.IV.8.4-6) That's what the Holy Spirit does. He makes the path straight. He makes sure we don't trip on the obstacles. He moves the stones out of the way. You may say, "Well the labyrinth is not a straight path. It's a curved, spiraling path. But I remember some geometry. "A straight line is the shortest distance between any two points.” The shortest distance between the entrance to the labyrinth and the center of the labyrinth, provided you follow the path, is that you follow the path. There is no shorter distance. Even though it seems to be winding, it actually is a straight line by the geometrical definition of what a straight line is — the shortest distance between any two points. Our life just seems to be circling all around, but we're always just moving steadily on to our goal, the oneness. We're walking the one path to oneness all the time. Maybe we can move a little faster on the path, but we are still taking the one path to oneness. A Course In Miracles is a great path, a great companion. A Course In Miracles is a great help on any path.
What are some qualities of this A Course In Miracles path? What are some of the characteristics of this path we're walking? Most of us are long time A Course In Miracles students. We know these things. A Course In Miracles says, "The way to God is through forgiveness here. There is no other way.” (W-pII.256.1) One of the characteristics, one of the qualities of the A Course In Miracles path, is that we practice forgiveness. A Course In Miracles forgiveness, of course, is a little different than worldly forgiveness. A Course In Miracles forgiveness is we let go of all our judgments about things. We offer them up to the Holy Spirit, basically let go of our thoughts about our judgments. That doesn't mean that the thoughts aren't in our minds. It means were not holding onto them. They're still there but we're not holding them. So we're open to getting new thoughts. Holy Spirit gives us some new thoughts. Instead of holding onto those old ego thoughts we grab onto this new thought from the Holy Spirit. We spin that around in our mind a little bit. We try it on and we see how it feels. That's basically the forgiveness process. A Course In Miracles says if we just did that .... That's the only thing that we have to understand. We just do that. Life is going to transform. The Course says, "Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world?” (W-pI.122.2-4) These are all the things forgiveness is going to give us. This is an amazing statement. We will have peace. We'll have happiness. Our minds will be quiet. I like the sense of worth and beauty thing. This is the beauty secret of the ages, I think. (laughter) Forget all the cosmetics. Forget the face lift. (laughter) This is it! Practice forgiveness. But there is another promise here, one of the things forgiveness gives us, that always speaks to me. That's the one where it says it gives us, "... a certainty of purpose.” There's something about that one for me. This really connects with me. I want a certainty of purpose. I think all of us do. I think all of our lives we have wanted to know that we're here for a reason. We're here to accomplish something. We're here for a purpose and, to the best of our ability, we're doing it. We're accomplishing that purpose.
For the early part of my life I was very vague about that. I didn't really know what my purpose was. I had wonderful times. I had some wonderful experiences. I was learning things. Sometimes I thought I was fulfilling a function, but I was skeptical. I didn't know if it was a divine function. There was something not quite there about it. But ever since I've gotten into A Course In Miracles that sense of doubt about fulfilling an important purpose — it's gone.
I can't say my life is tremendously peaceful. It's peaceful most of the time. I could, probably, be more peaceful. I can't say that my life is tremendously happy. I'm happy. My life's exciting — fun! I like my life. I really do! But I have down moments and I get sad. I get mad and I cry. I get upset. I get angry. I get all ... do .... (Rev. Tony seems overwhelmed with negative things to choose from) (laughter) But there is one thing .... (more laughter) I have a certainty of purpose. I know why I'm here. I know, in any given instant, I can fulfill a divine function. I can do it in big ways. I can do it in little ways. I can do it in every small interaction. I can do it with an interaction which is just in my mind. I can do it in formal ways — in informal ways. I'm always here to be that representative of God. I'm always here to be that representative of the divine. I'm always here to shed a divine light on whatever it is I'm thinking about and perceiving. And that has giving me such a sense of value, personal value — something I sought after my whole early life. I have that now. I hope someday I'll have better happiness than I have now. I hope someday I'll be a little more peaceful then I am. However, I can't imagine feeling more on purpose than studying the Course has made me. And that has gotten me through all the other little ups and downs. It really has.
A number of years ago I got into the Robert Bly material. Robert Bly is a poet, author and he wrote a lot for men and their issues. He was really helping men heal the wounds he thought our society had inflicted upon them. We all can benefit from this because there's an archetypal man, masculine figure, inside all of us just like there's an archetypal feminine figure inside all of us. I had a lot to learn from Robert Bly. Also, because I am male, it spoke to me in a direct kind of way. One of the things that Robert Bly said is that unless a man truly connects with a divine purpose he's lost. He is lost. The transcendent warrior energy that is inherent in the archetypal masculine within you, gets chaotic and violent if it's not aligned with divine purpose. You have to align with transcendent purpose or things get askew. The masculine within us all has to have that warrior energy aligned with divine purpose. The masculine has to have that champion energy, and it has to know what it's being a champion for. The archetypal masculine force within us all has to have that divine mission. Once we have that divine mission everything is transformed in our lives. I feel that. That's what A Course In Miracles has really given me, divine mission. We may be peaceful. We may be able to heal our relationships. We may be able to get quiet, but if we don't have a sense of divine mission there's still something a little off about it. I can be still, quiet my mind and feel peaceful, but if I'm not really there and connecting to something transcendent, divine and meaningful — it's kind of all for nothing! I might as well be upset! (laughter) It doesn't make any difference. And if I am upset but I feel like I'm on purpose I can bear the upset and I have motivation to shift the upset. I have motivation to do my work because I've got a mission to accomplish. That divine warrior, the peaceful warrior within me, wants to accomplish that mission. Now I have the motivation to do the forgiveness work, to shift my perception to connect to the Holy Spirit but without that sense of mission — I don't care. I really don't, and I won't do the work.
A Course In Miracles has this passage. This is a little longer one. I love this one. "This world you seem to live in is not home to you. And somewhere in your mind you know that this is true. A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return, although you do not recognize the voice, nor what it is the voice reminds you of. Yet still you feel an alien here, from somewhere all unknown. Nothing so definite that you could say with certainty you are an exile here. Just a persistent feeling, sometimes not more than a tiny throb, at other times hardly remembered, actively dismissed, but surely to return to mind again.” (W-pI.182.1)
We're haunted if we don't have divine purpose. It haunts us. We have to have divine purpose. It doesn't matter what else we've got going on in life. If we don't have it, that unfulfilled part of us will haunt us. And I felt that before. To tell you the truth, I don't fell it anymore. I don't feel haunted anymore with unfulfilled destiny. I feel like I'm here. I'm showing up, in big ways, in small ways, in all ways — just in life. Just by walking around the world and perceiving it with new eyes. I'm fulfilling the divine purpose and that haunting, nagging voice isn't there. I am a peaceful warrior on divine mission. I am the champion of a true divine cause, a shift in the world. I am here to help shift the world perception away from the old view of the ego, which says we're separate, to the new view, which is really an ancient view, given us by the Holy Spirit that we're one and joined and connected —one entity. The world exists just as a reflection of our minds — a wonderful teaching tool showing us exactly what we're thinking. That's all the world is. It's a visual representation of our minds! It shows us what we're thinking so that we can make the shift and make the adjustment. That shift in perception — it means everything. And I get that A Course In Miracles has this champion warrior quality, big time. It's very messianic.
Some people don't like that term. I actually like that term. The Course is very messianic in nature. It's leading us to be a messiah. It makes sense; Jesus wrote it. Think about it. (laughter) What else would it be. We can embrace peace, a quiet mind and we can learn all kinds of meditation techniques to still our minds. But if we don't have that divine connection, that peace is going to bore us to death. It won't stop the haunting. It won't really be peace. It will just be truce, that's what A Course In Miracles calls it. It's just truce; it's not really peace. The Course says, "Mistake not truce for peace, nor compromise for the escape from conflict.” (T-23.III.6.1)
There's an ancient spiritual tradition, the tradition of the Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva was a Buddhist monk, meditating in a cave. He had peace. He had been meditating in his cave in the mountains of northern India — wherever. He was probably there with a few other monks leading the most, simplest of lives that he could possibly lead. Somehow enlightenment — he sometimes thought he had it but — it never quite clicked with him. He was haunted with this idea that there was a little more. And then he got it. "It doesn't exist in isolation like this.” He told himself, "I've got to get out of this cave. I've got to bring this teaching, this peace to my brothers and sisters. I have to bring Buddhism to China.” He left the cave, crossed the Himalayas, went into Tibet and China. He's the one, it's legendary anyway, who is credited with bringing Buddhism out of its little cradle in India to China. It then went to Japan and then to the rest of the world. He had peace in the cave. He was a peaceful man. He was a man of peace. He was a simple man. He had everything that spiritual people think they want, but he knew that he hadn't truly connected to the divine mission. I'm sure for a monk of Bodhisattva's nature it was a probably not all that pleasant to get out in the world. He probably was fairly content in the cave. He had been there for years with his fellow monks. They did there little monk things. I don't know what they were doing but .... (laughter) They ate their rice in their little bowls and meditated for hours. Life was good. (pause) Bodhisattva was haunted by unfulfilled purpose. A Course In Miracles gives us that purpose. As I said, it's from Jesus. When we think of the word "messiah” we think of Jesus. Jesus is giving us A Course In Miracles. Of course it's got a lot of Messiah stuff in it.
"I came for the salvation of the world." That's a very messianic idea. (W.319) "Salvation of the world depends on me.” (W.186) That's the ultimate messianic idea. Here's one of my favorite quotations from chapter one, "As long as a single ‘slave' remains to walk the earth, your release is not complete. Complete restoration of the Sonship is the only goal of the miracle-minded.” (T-1.VII.3.13-14) Here's a great little messianic paragraph. "Let us not rest content until the world has joined our changed perception. Let us not be satisfied until forgiveness has been made complete. And let us not attempt to change our function. We must save the world. For we who made it must behold it through the eyes of Christ, that what was made to die can be restored to everlasting life.” (W-pII.3.5) We must save the world, in fact we're not to rest until we do. That's the divine purpose. Don't rest until the world is saved. No time to retire, not from this occupation. We can retire from worldly occupations. Maybe that's great, because that frees up time to do the divine occupation. I don't know what's appropriate for anyone to do. We can do the divine occupation with whatever world occupation we have. That's the one path, I believe, that is leading us to oneness. We must truly connect with the warrior mission, that we all have to save the world. It's the one path through the labyrinth and then back out again. It's that path of being the world's savior and when we do that, everything, every quality of our life really does shift. And yes, we have more peace but we confront more too. But when we do confront those higher levels of challenge, that purpose gives us the motivation to push through them.
There was a discussion yesterday about why should Course churches ordain ministers. Somebody was engaging Robert, Mary, Larry and I and some of the other ministers in the Community Miracles Center, "Why ordain ministers?” Because it empowers them to fulfill that divine function. These are probably people who already have some sense of that function, and it makes it real for them. It gives them just a little foothold. It gives them a way to interface that divine function with the world. Reverends Robert and Mary Stoelting have been incredibly successful with that. They've ordained, through Pathways of Light, 175 ministers. They've ordained most of them through their correspondence course. The Community Miracles Center has ordained 52 ministers here in the San Francisco Bay area. Pathways' 175 ministers live in all different parts of the country and the world. Robert and Mary are empowering these people with that sense of mission. That's Rev. Robert and Rev. Mary fulfilling their messianic purpose. They're changing the world. Why ordain ministers? Because it changes the world. It lets people connect with their sense of mission — transcendent divine mission. People want it; people need it. We all need it. Some people won't be guided to that formal kind of ministry, ordination, but we're all ministers of God. We all connect to that mission regardless of the form it takes in life. Every single instant , the Course tells us, we can have "holy encounters.” It's all opportunities for us to be teachers of God, representatives of the divine, to help people shift their perception.
I made a long email post the other day about some troubles with my family. My sister called to tell me about a family drama. We all have family drama. I get it now. Before I'd get embroiled in it a bit. I'd be righteous about it. I was above the family drama. That was my kind of forgiveness. I'd give them some advice because I was — "enlightened.” (laughter) So I could tell them what they were thinking wrong. (laughter) But now, with a divine sense of mission I was just thinking, "Wait. I'm here to represent the Holy Spirit.” I can make them feel wrong, but it's not going to help anything. I've got all kinds of information but I'm not here to share with them my information. I'm here to connect with the Holy Spirit in this instant and share with them what the Holy Spirit is telling me to share.
What I did say was something like, "I'm sorry that happened. I really sorry that happened. Everything will be fine though. I just have the sense that everything will be fine. I wouldn't worry about it. Give it a couple of days to blow over.” It was just like that. I didn't make anybody wrong or bad and I had all those thoughts. But I just flowed with it. That's how earth, I believe, is turned into One of the things Community Miracles Center does — one of the things that Rev. Larry and I have truly wrapped ourselves around, is producing a regular publication.
What was something I learned when I worked at the newspaper? I worked with the editor, the publisher the typesetter, the secretary .... There were about seven of us that worked in this print shop. The idea of a "perfect” newspaper — right out the window. Nobody was making a perfect newspaper. They were just thinking about getting it out. (laughter) They knew they had to get it out and they did the best job they could. If they screwed something up, forgot half of the story — well next week they'd print an apology, or a retraction, and they just went on with it. They cared but .... Their mission, they had a mission, was to get that weekly paper out! That's one of the things that's enabled Rev. Larry, myself and Community Miracles Center to keep getting Miracles Monthly out for nineteen years now. We've let go of this idea of perfection. It's a myth and I learned that when I was a teenager working at the print shop. I didn't know that somehow that lesson, and all the other things I learned there about putting out a regular publication, were going to effect me and be useful later. I've talked to some other people who try to put out publications and they get so involved with, "Oh there's a little problem here ...” and they get so upset about it. I say, "Just let it go. It really doesn't matter. Nobody cares. You care, but nobody else cares.” They care that they get it in the mail, that's what they care about. Just keep putting it out there mistakes and all. Let them get it in the mail.
When I was in college I was president of my fraternity. I look like a fraternity president, don't I? I was president of my college fraternity. One of the things we did there was, once a year, we had an initiation weekend. It started on Friday afternoon, went through to Sunday afternoon. In the initiation were all these very carefully, intricately prepared events, all of them working together to guide the new initiates to opening up to the fact that they were brothers to all the people in the house. It was designed to create, let them awaken to the idea, that they were going to be our brothers. We were going to live together, own the house together and we were going to handle issues together. It was all about brotherhood. Fraternities get made fun of a lot. People just see fraternities as places of drunken debauchery — which they are. (laughter) But — there was that other transcendent, spiritual end of fraternities which was all about brotherhood. When we got to the end of the initiation there were intense talks about bonding, love and brotherhood — what they all meant and how we would help each other out. For years, especially when I was the president of the fraternity house, we would plan these amazing weekend events. We had to enlist all the other brothers to do things in the initiation. There were skits that had to be written and rehearsed.
Now, here the Community Miracles Center is. We're doing Miracle Experiences. It's pretty much the same thing! It's a very similar thing. I didn't know when I was nineteen, twenty and twenty-one, that this thing that I was doing in the fraternity house would somehow carry through so that when I was 50, I would be drawing on the same skills I learned then. It all works together. It's all that one path. I think if you all look at your own lives you'll see that. You'll see bits and pieces fitting together. You'll see how everything fits together. It's all one path.
A Course In Miracles says, "Your passage through time and space is not at random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time.” (W-pI.42.23-4) That's a great teaching A Course In Miracles gives us. It always allows us to shift our perception away from thinking something bad is happening — moving into the awareness of, "Wow this is something that I'm learning and I don't know how I'm going to use this later in life, how it heals me and the world, but I know that it is. So I can open myself up to it and really get it.”
In the Course world, Rev. Larry and I have been doing this work for a long time. Were known. I don't know if we're "well known” but we're known. We we're in Salt Lake City in April for the big A Course In Miracles conference. They knew Rev. Tony. They knew Rev. Tony as the one who always talked about sex. That's what they knew. (laughter) A lot of people talked about that one. That was okay. In truth, what is there to know about Rev. Tony? Well, in truth, I'm not all that concerned about teaching people the Course, per say, on a theoretical level. It doesn't really interest me. There's a lot of teachers who do that well and I'm so glad that there are because I'm probably not going to do that. It's not particularly my ilk. I'm not concerned about it. Basically, I don't think the Course is all that difficult and if you just stick with it long enough you learn it. I've never seen anybody not be able to learn it who connected with it, wanted to study it and stuck with it for awhile. That's what you have to do. You just have to keep walking the path. Just keep opening the book, doing the lessons, go to groups. You'll learn the Course. That's not my concern. But I am concerned with this messianic idea. There is a mission we're on. If there's anything that I would like to be known for it's that. Rev. Tony has that messianic idea. Rev. Tony tries to rally people to do a little more, to accept their place in the world as a savior of the world. Rev. Tony gets people to push themselves to really open up to that, to be guided by that, to accept that. I think we are here to save the world. We are here to give our peace to the world. We're not here just to have it for ourselves. We're here to share it with the world. The Course says, "Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it?” (T-8.IV.4.1-2) The world needs the peace. We need the peace. We are the world. The world is that representation of who and what we are. There is no outside world independent from our mind. The world is us. The world is our minds. We're walking through our mind. The world needs the peace because we need the peace. There's no separation between us and the world. "We are the world ...” like that song said a number of years ago.
In today's reading, which Robert Stoelting read, was a great line. It said, "We go to Heaven, and the path is straight.” (W-pI.200.9.2) It may seem like a winding path but as geometry tells us, the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. The path is indeed straight. We're learning everything we need to learn all the time, every day, all the moments. We're going to use it all. It's all to our advantage. We need to open up to that. We need to keep walking that path. We need to keep listening to the pace that the Holy Spirit is giving us.
In another place the Course tells us, "There is much to do, and we have been long delayed. (T-15.XI.10.9) A Course In Miracles is a call to action. It is messianic. It comes from Jesus. There is much to do. We've been long delayed. I think a lot of us do connect with this idea. I know I wanted to change the world when I was in high school and college. I still want to change the world. I listened to "Revolution” by The Beatles, when I was a kid. "We all want to change the world.” Yea! I do want to change the world. I want to leave the world a better place. That's how I felt at that time when I was a teenager. That's how I connected to the idea then.
I'm sure all of us have connected to that idea at one time or another in our lives. We want a better world. We want to do our part in making it a better world. We didn't realize at the time, probably, that the world and us are actually the same, but that's okay. Now we have a new realization. And that ancient idea of saving the world is now returning. It's returning. We are here to change the world. There is a revolution going on. We are revolutionary in what we study, what we teach and what we share. We are spiritual revolutionaries. It's a great thing. It's the transcendent purpose that gives our lives meaning.
A Course In Miracles says, "True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next ...” What a line! "... That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change.” (T-7.V.7.5-6) We change our mind; the world changes. We recognize who we are. We are the makers of this world. We change our mind. We see it reflected in the world. That's how we save the world.
Some people like to take particular little phrases from A Course In Miracles out of context. When I say something like "we change the world” they counter with, "Yes but Tony, the Course says, ‘... seek not to change the world.'” (T-21.in.1.7) But you have to read that line in the context of the other lines around it. The complete passage is, "(The world) is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. ... Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” (T-21.in.1.5.7) Don't try to change it externally. That's all that first line means. It doesn't mean don't be involved with the world. It means don't try to change it externally. It doesn't exist externally. It exists only as a reflection of your mind.
The world is not a problem that we need to figure out and solve. The world is not a maze. The world is a labyrinth that we're walking in. We just need to keep walking through it keeping pace to the Holy Spirit. The world is not a distraction that we need to retreat from. We don't need to get away from the world and we don't need to go in the cave, like Bodhisattva did for his early life, so that we can get away from the distractions of the world. The world is our work. It's a picture of the mind we're here to heal, our mind. We heal our mind; we heal the world. We save our mind; we save the world. That's the one, and only, path to walk that will lead us to our oneness.
I charge all of us with this as we leave this weekend. Of course, maybe we'll leave happy that we've had this time together. Maybe we'll leave joyful. But what I, Rev. Tony, truly ask of you to leave inspired to fully accept our task as the world's savior. Leave here motivated to do your work in every given instant, in every interaction that you have. Leave here inspired.
Our life is not a maze. Our life is a labyrinth. It's a single path. It's a straight path. We have the path of a spiritual warrior. We have the path of divine purpose. We have the path of savior of the world. We have the path of being a true messiah.
It's Jesus' path. It's our path. Thank you. ♥
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This article appeared in the September 2005 (Vol. 19 No. 7) issue of Miracles Monthly. Miracles Monthly is published by Community Miracles Center in San Francisco, CA. CMC is supported solely by people just like you who: become CMC Supporting Members, Give Donations and Purchase Books and Products through us.