Yes or No?
All things work together for good. There are no exceptions except in the ego’s judgment. –A Course in Miracles
“All things work together for good.” If this is true, then there are some other things that follow from this statement:
All things work together for good.
A. Everything that I do works together for good.
i. Everything that I am proud to have done works together for good.
ii. Everything that I regret having done works together for good.
B. Everything that you do works together for good.
i. Everything that you have done that I approve of works together for good.
ii. Everything that you have done that I would condemn you for works together for good.
Do all things work together for good or not? Yes or no? We are used to judging some things as good or bad, fortunate or unfortunate, lucky or unlucky. We are used to judging ourselves and other people for things that we do or don’t do. Why do we judge? It is because we feel guilty. When we feel guilty, we judge or attack ourselves and others for things that we perceive as bad. Since we cannot bear to feel guilty alone, we look for lacks in others and attempt to place guilt on others as well.
We feel guilty because we identify with our “ego,” which attempts to live apart from God. We feel guilty because we believe that, by trying to live apart from God, we have broken God’s perfect spiritual wholeness that he created. However, this separation from God is an illusion. We are “dreaming” that we are separate and alone. In reality, we have never left God.
Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies, which lead separate lives and go their separate ways. One function shared by separate minds unites them in one purpose, for each one of them is equally essential to them all. –A Course in Miracles
What is salvation but a change of mind? Once you saw what another person did, and you interpreted it as being bad. After salvation, however, you will see how all things work together for good, and you will interpret all actions in another way. All actions will be seen as part of God’s plan to awaken his creation from the illusion of separation.
Salvation is not something that we can achieve alone. It is something that requires the joining in purpose of God’s creation. How long will we choose to feel guilty and to judge, when God’s love and joy are waiting for us?