“RE-LENT-ING” is the topic for A Course in Miracles class at The Church Within, 7 p.m. on Thursday February 19.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent leading up to Easter. The ashes are intended to remind us we are dust, but A Course in Miracles reminds us we are spirit:
T-31.VIII.1. Temptation has one lesson it would teach, in all its forms, wherever it occurs. 2 It would persuade the holy Son of God he is a body, born in what must die, unable to escape its frailty, and bound by what it orders him to feel. 3 It sets the limits on what he can do; its power is the only strength he has; his grasp cannot exceed its tiny reach. 4 Would you be this, if Christ appeared to you in all His glory, asking you but this:
5 Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world, or would remain in hell, and hold your brothers there.
6 For He has come, and He is asking this.
We will discuss commonly held beliefs about temptation and sacrifice and their true origin in the dreaming mind.