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Thursday, 26 August 2021 05:24

There Truly Is No Excuse

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Dear Miracle Workers,

I am frequently hearing excuses from the ACIM community. I hear excuses about why NOW isn’t the time to start a dedicated ACIM class. I hear excuses about why NOW isn’t the time to extend healing the way Jesus is asking us to. "I would not ask you to do the things you cannot do, and it is impossible that I could do things you cannot do. Given this, and given this quite literally, there can be nothing which prevents you from doing exactly what I ask, and everything which argues for your doing it." (OrEd.Tx.8.88)

I hear excuses about why NOW isn’t the time to join the CMC Healing Team. When is this bizarre and so different from now “future” that people are always waiting for? "What time but now can truth be recognized? The present is the only time there is. And so today, this instant, now, we come to look upon what is forever there – not in our sight, but in the eyes of Christ." (OrEd.WkBk.164.1) That future that they are waiting for is – never.

What are YOU waiting for? Hopefully nothing. We can do everything we CAN do NOW. If we can’t do it now, then it’s not supposed to be done now. But there are always things we can do now, so let’s start doing them. “Listen, learn and DO.” (OrEd.Tx.1.31) We need to let go of our excuses and realize that “future” day when you will truly do the Workbook lessons is here NOW! If there is a program that will help you to do them, then the time to join that program is NOW. "For the past is gone, the future but imagined. These concerns are but defenses against present change of focus in perception. Nothing more." (OrEd.WkBk.181.4) Do it now. No excuse.

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(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #301, Aug. 26 2021)

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Rev. Tony Ponticello

Rev. Tony Ponticello is CMC Minister #20. He was ordained on Oct. 17, 1997. He is Executive Minister of Community Miracles Center and serves on the CMC Board as President. He is the Master of Ceremonies for the CMC Sunday Gathering and teaches 2 other CMC classes.