I just learned that our beloved Kenneth Wapnick, head of the Foundation for A Course in Miracles, died yesterday, December 27. The ACIM class next Thursday night, January 2, 7 p.m. at The Church Within will be devoted to remembering Ken and the many ways he has touched our lives. It is titled:
“Singing In The Key of Love: Remembering Kenneth Wapnick”
Helen Schucman, scribe of the Course and Kenneth’s close friend, wrote this poem for and about him:
Your life is like a jewel in the crown.
The glowing light that Jesus promised me
When my own little light is laid aside.
Except your light is there my crown would be
A thing of time, to end as all things must,
Without an echo in eternity.
When comets pass they leave a path of light
Behind their going. It is this the sky
Remembers afterwards. We speak of Him
Who came in glory and Who seemed to die.
Yet in our light He lives again, and we
Must trail His shining likeness going by.
You are the light that stays behind a while
To bring His stillness and His peace to all
Who seek for Him in sorrow. In His Name
You will remain to answer to their call;
To sing to sleepless children and to raise
To His unfailing patience those who fall.
He waits for me as I will wait for you,
Standing with Him. In your unclouded sight
The world will vanish. Now He leans to you
And lifts you to your home. Behold how bright
The crown He has for you. Come now, my child
And disappear with me into His light.
In the Foundation’s announcement of Kenneth’s passing, these lines from the Course were quoted:
“There is no death. The Son of God is free.” (W-pI.163)
“Teach not that I died in vain. Teach rather that I did not die by demonstrating that I live in you.” (T-11.VI.7:3-4)
Love and blessings,