Ch. 6. I. 9 – 12. Jesus: “I once elected, for your sake and mine, to demonstrate that even the most outrageous assault, as judged by the ego, simply does not matter!
God knows nothing of such things, but as the world judges and perceives, in the crucifixion I was betrayed, abandoned, beaten, torn, and finally killed. And it was clear that this was only because of the projection of others’ guilt onto me, since I had not harmed anyone and had actually healed many.
While we are still equal as learners, we do not, however, need to have equal experiences! The Holy Spirit is glad when you can learn from mine and be aided in your re-awakening by them. That is their only purpose, and that is the only way in which perceiving me as ‘the way, the truth and the life’ has any meaning at all.
When you hear only one Voice, that of the Holy Spirit, you will never again be called upon to sacrifice. On the contrary, by being able to hear the Holy Spirit speak to you through others, you can learn from their experiences and can gain from them without directly experiencing the same things for yourself. That is because the Holy Spirit is one with all, and anyone who listens to His Voice is inevitably led to demonstrate His way for all to see and learn from.
In truth, you are not capable of actually being persecuted, nor was I! Because the Holy Spirit, Whom we share, makes it unnecessary, you are not asked to repeat my experiences. Yet to use my learning experiences constructively, you must still follow my example in how to perceive them innocently.
My brothers and yours are constantly engaged in justifying the unjustifiable! My one lesson, which I must teach as I learned it, is that no perception that is out of accord with the judgment of the Holy Spirit can be justified! I undertook to show that this was true in an extreme case, merely because it would serve as a good teaching aid to those still tempted in much less extreme situations, to give in to anger and assault. I will, with God, that none of His Sons should suffer!
The crucifixion cannot be shared because it stands as the symbol of guilt’s projection. But the resurrection is the very symbol of sharing because the reawakening of every Son of God is necessary to enable the Sonship to know its wholeness. Only in this wholeness is knowledge!”