Thursday, 19 August 2021 22:49

Receiving the Promise of ACIM

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Dear Miracle Workers,

Being dedicated ACIM students takes dedication and discipline. While people can certainly use ACIM for random inspiration, I believe to truly receive the promise of the Course requires much more from a person. "You want salvation. You want to be happy. You want peace. You do not have them now because your mind is totally undisciplined" (OrEd.WkBk.20.2) The promise referred to in this passage would be salvation, happiness, and peace. So ask yourself, do you feel saved, happy, and peaceful? If your answer to any of that is not as much as you would like — then it’s time to look at you dedication and discipline.

How is your daily lesson practice? If you are doing the lessons in the yearly sequence, then Thursday’s lesson is number 231 “Father, I will but to remember you.” In this 2nd part of the Workbook we are supposed to read the special topic that precedes each group of 10 lessons every day before the day’s lessons for all 10 days. Today started “What is Salvation?” (OrEd.WkBk.SpTp231) Did you read it before reading the lesson? Will you do that for the next 10 days? How long are you spending in quiet meditation after reading both the special topic and the lesson? Try upping the time. I am currently doing 15 minutes. I know many think they do not have the time but think of the time we waste doing unimportant things. How much time do you waste on social media every day. "Time can waste as well as be wasted. The miracle-worker, therefore, accepts the time-control factor gladly" (OrEd.Tx.1.87)

I certainly don’t want to be wasted. I’m into waste management! (lol) Did you remember to think about the many thousands of other ACIM students doing the day’s lesson along with you. No? Do it now.

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(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #299, Aug. 19 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.

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