Dear Miracle Workers,
As we sat across the dinner table I thought, “Does she have to know my name? Does she have to laugh at my jokes? Does she have to know my God?” My sister Cindy told me for years, “Momma’s not gonna change, Kim.”
This did not deter me! I kept trying to get Momma to change. I kept smiling, trying to get her to laugh at my jokes, call me by my name, and know that I believe God is Love. Alas, Momma is contented with the way things are. Three squares and running water is living in high cotton!
When I accepted the Atonement for myself, the idea became clearer to me. I need only accept the Atonement for myself. I have old thought patterns. A Course of Love talks about thought patterns. “What this means is that you are still in need of unlearning, of undoing old patterns of thought. This is atonement and it is continuous and ongoing until it is no longer needed.” (2Tr.4:15)
As we sit across the dinner table, my mother and I, I realize we love each other. We do not understand each other and that does not mean anything.
A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 49 states, “God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.” The part of my mind in which truth abides is in constant communication with God whether I am aware of it or not. Dinnertime has become a time to get very still and listen to the Voice of Truth, which is calm, always at rest and wholly certain. Lesson 49 continues, “We are trying to reach your real home. We are trying to reach the place where you are truly welcome. We are trying to reach God.” (OrEd.WkBk.49.4)
This is Truth.
(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #282, Apr. 13 2021)