ACIM Lesson 195 notes.

Love is the way I walk in gratitude.


I am comfortable with the practice of gratitude, but this lesson has made me feel uncomfortable.

I think we all give thanks to God when we see sad things in this world that affect others and not us. As I re-read the fourth paragraph, the understanding came of seeing gratitude from the place of the whole body of humanity.

“It will never be that some are loosed while others are still bound.”

“We thank our Father of one thing alone, that we are separate from no living thing, and therefore one with Him.”

A couple of thoughts here …

One, where I go, how I lift myself up in my walk toward God, brings along all others. It gives them an opportunity to join the walk.

Second, I am part of God’s creation, created with the intention of beauty. I’m a cell within the body of Christ, God’s manifestation. There are troubled cells (mostly of the human type) but mostly we cells are thriving on the gifts that we receive from our Source.

I am grateful.


“Gratitude can only be sincere if it be joined to Love.”

“We give thanks for every living thing, for otherwise we offer thanks for nothing, and we fail to recognize the gift of God to us.’

We must see the wholeness of ourselves with Love, no comparison, to be sincere in gratitude.

I need more on this lesson, but there is a little crack. ‘We reap what we sow.’

I am grateful for my life and for my knowing that I can choose to see things differently and choose Love. I can love those who chose to be victims, but this still makes my gratitude a comparison.

Please help with my understanding. _/\_

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