Ch. 10. V. 10 – 14. Jesus: “God gave Himself to you in your creation, and His gifts are eternal. Would you deny yourself to Him?
Out of your gifts to Him, the gifts of forgiveness, the Kingdom will be restored to His Son. The Son has blocked his own awareness of the Father’s gift by refusing to accept what had been created for him. As he did so, he also lost touch with what he, the Son, had created in the Name of his Father.
Heaven waits for the Son’s return, for it was created as the dwelling place of God’s Son. You are not at home anywhere else, or in any other condition, for all else is but illusion. Do not deny yourself the joy that was created for you, the only alternative being the misery you have made for yourself by following the ego. God has given you the means for undoing what you’ve made. Listen now to the Voice for God, and you will learn how to remember what you are.
If God knows His children as wholly sinless, it is blasphemous to perceive them as guilty! If God knows His children as wholly without pain, it is blasphemous to perceive suffering in any way. If God knows His children to be wholly joyous, it is blasphemous to feel depressed. All of these illusions, and the many other forms that blasphemy may take, are but refusals to accept Creation as it is.
If God created His Son perfect, that is how you must learn to see the Son, in order to learn again of his reality. And as part of the Sonship, that is how you must see yourself to learn of yours! Do not perceive in the Sonship anything apart from what God created, or you are denying the Father. His is the only Fatherhood, and it is yours because He has given it to you!
Your gifts to your little self are meaningless, but your gifts to your creations are like His, if only because they are given in His Name. That is why your creations are as real as His. Yet if the real Son is to be known, the real Fatherhood must be acknowledged. If you believe that the sons of God are but the sick images of failing bodies you perceive, you must believe that all the sick things you have imagined are your real creations!
Only if you accept the Fatherhood of God will you have anything, because His Fatherhood gave you everything. That is why, to deny Him is to deny yourself!
Such arrogance is the denial of love, because love shares and arrogance withholds. As long as both appear to you to be desirable, the concept of choice, which is not of God, will remain with you. While this is not true in eternity, it is true in time, so that while time lasts in your mind, there will be choices. Yet time itself is a choice you have made!
If you would remember eternity, you must look only on the eternal in your brothers. If you continue to allow yourself to be preoccupied with the temporal, you are limiting yourself to living in time. As always, your choice is determined by what you give value to. Time and eternity cannot both be real, because they contradict each other. If you will accept in your brothers only what is timeless, you will begin to understand eternity, and make it yours once more.”