T. 19. I. 7 – 10. Jesus: “Truth and illusion have no connection! This will remain forever true, however much you may seek to connect them. Illusions themselves are always connected by un-truth, just as truth is all one! Either truth or illusion, as a principle, is united as a complete thought system, but each of them is totally disconnected from the other.
To perceive this is to recognize where separation is, and where it must be healed! The result of an idea is never separate from its source. The idea of separation produced the body and remains connected to it, making it sick because of the mind’s chosen identification with it!
You may think you are protecting the body by hiding this connection, for this concealment seems to keep your ego identification with the body safe from the ‘attack’ of truth. If you but understood how much this ‘strange concealment’ has hurt your mind, and how confused your own identification has become because of it! You do not see how great the devastation wrought by your faithlessness, for faithlessness is itself an attack, one that seems, in turn, to be justified by its results. For by your choice of withholding faith from truth, you inevitably see what is unworthy of faith, and cannot look beyond the illusory barrier to all that is joined with you.
To have faith is to heal! It is the sign that you have accepted the Atonement for yourself, and would therefore share it. By faith, you offer the gift of freedom from the past, which you received. You do not use anything your brother has done before to condemn him now. You freely choose to overlook his errors, looking past all barriers between yourself and him, seeing them as one illusion. And in recognizing that one, you see your faith is fully justified. There is no justification for faithlessness, but faith in your brother, as he truly is, is always justified.
Faith is the opposite of fear, as much a part of love as fear is of attack. Faith is the acknowledgment of union, you with your brother and all of us as one in our Creator. It is the gracious acknowledgment of everyone as a Son of your most loving Father, loved by Him like you, and therefore loved by you as yourself.
It is your Father’s Love that joins you and your brother, and for His Love, you would keep no one separate from yours. Each one appears just as he is perceived in the holy instant, united in your purpose to be released from guilt. You see the Christ in him and he is healed, because you look on what makes faith forever justified in everyone.”