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Freedom in Forgiveness. ACIM Lesson #332.

Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.

There is a Buddhist parable about a father whose son is mercilessly murdered by a rogue tribe. The father is away & when he returns he finds the charred remains of his life and home. Weeping, he is inconsolable at first. He then gathers himself and gathers a group of people to avenge the tribe. He carries around his son’s ashes as a reminder of his mission. And he returns home to grieve for his loss every night.

One night as the father is openly weeping, he hears a knock at his door.

“Go Away!” he screams, aching from his pain.

“It is your son.” The voice replied.

“My son is dead” the man stated irritably.

I am your son” said the boy.

The son had been kidnapped by the rival tribe. After months of imprisonment, he was able to escape and return to home. The boy continued knocking. But the father never answered.

This parable reminds me that the truth will always come to call, even when we deny it.

Sometimes, the very thing we are looking for is right in front of us. But if we get so caught up in fears we can be blind to receiving the very truth we long to see.

Lesson 332 encourages me to forgive these thoughts of fear and choose again. To not be afraid to dream of a more beautiful world. And the truth of this world will, indeed, set us free.

Namaste Dear Ones.

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