HERE IS A SWEET SECTION IN THE COURSE ON CHRISTMAS

 

I felt called to break it down a little. ACIM is in bold and my interpretation is in not. Merry Christmas Miracle workers.

 

T-15.III.7. In this season (Christmas) which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world, join with me who decided for holiness for you. 2 It is our task together to restore the awareness of magnitude to the host whom God appointed for Himself. 3 It is beyond all your littleness to give the gift of God, but not beyond you. 4 For God would give Himself through you. 5 He reaches from you to everyone and beyond everyone to His Son’s creations, but without leaving you. 6 Far beyond your little world but still in you, He extends forever. 7 Yet He brings all His extensions to you, as host to Him.

 

In this season (Christmas) which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world, join with me who decided for holiness for you.

 

This is a simple invitation to know your perfect state where all is well and nothing is missing.

 

2 It is our task together to restore the awareness of magnitude to the host whom God appointed for Himself.

 

This line is reminding us that we have a part to play to “Call forth in everyone only the remembrance of God.” This is a magnificent  awareness to remember that God is in all things present and perfect.

 

3 It is beyond all your littleness to give the gift of God, but not beyond you.

 

This line is basically telling us not to play it small. The magnitude of God dwells within us. Only fear will have us believe in our littleness. The course tells us, “Be not content with littleness.” (see below)

 

  • Chapter 15 this holy instant.  1 Be not content with littleness. But be sure you understand what littleness is, and why you could never be content with it. Littleness is the offering you give yourself. You offer this in place of magnitude, and you accept it. Everything in this world is little because it is a world made out of littleness, in the strange belief that littleness can content you. When you strive for anything in this world in the belief that it will bring you peace, you are belittling yourself and blinding yourself to glory. Littleness and glory are the choices open to your striving and your vigilance. You will always choose one at the expense of the other.

 

4 For God would give Himself through you. 5 He reaches from you to everyone and beyond everyone to His Son’s creations, but without leaving you.

 

These lines are telling us that we don’t even have to do the work. God does the work, the heavy lifting. We are but channels… for now. But once we accept this truth even the channel will slip away.

 

6 Far beyond your little world but still in you, He extends forever. 7 Yet He brings all His extensions to you, as host to Him.

 

This final sentence tells us that although God works through you, God never leaves you and all that is good and beautiful and holy is brought to you as you allow the grace of God to have it’s way.
This is the good news. This is Christmas and God is born in you.