an excerpt from A Return to Love – Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
~~ The Perfect You
You are a child of God. You were created in a blinding flash of creativity, a primal thought when God extended Himself in love. Everything you’ve added on since is useless.
When Michelangelo was asked how he created a piece of sculpture, he answered that the statue already existed within the marble. God Himself had created the Pieta, David, Moses. Michelangelo’s job, as he saw it, was to get rid of the excess marble that surrounded Gods’s creation.
So it is with you. The perfect you isn’t something you need to create, because God already created it. The perfect you is the love within you. Your job is to allow the Holy Spirit to remove the fearful thinking that surrounds your perfect self, just as excess marble surrounded Michelangelo’s perfect statue.
To remember that you are part of God, that you are loved and loveable, is not arrogant. It’s humble. To think you are anything else is arrogant, because it implies you’re something other than a creation of God.
Love is changeless and therefore so are you. Nothing that you have ever done or will do can mar your perfection in the eyes of God. You’re deserving in His eyes because of what you are, not because of what you do. What you do or don’t do is not what determines your essential value — your growth perhaps, but not your value. That’s why God is totally approving and accepting of you, exactly as you are. What’s not to like? You were not created in sin; you were created in love. ~~ by Marianne Williamson
Please don’t believe anyone who tells you differently! Please stop believing you are a failure in God’s eyes!
I pray that churches will preach about “The Love of God” that is already in us and how amazing and full of love we are instead of preaching “The Fear of God” and how we are failures and can never please God.
If God is in us …. then we are God.