A miracle is a service. It is
the maximal service you can render to another.
It is a way of loving your neighbor
as yourself. You recognize
your own and your neighbor's worth
That is another way of saying what we
have already talked about, that the miracle helps us recognize and remember
that we are one and the same, and that our worth is established by God.
Your worth is the same as mine. If I see you as being worthier than I,
or less worthy than I am -- victim or victimizer -- then that is an attack.
It is basically an attack on the Sonship and, therefore, must be an attack
on the Creator of the Sonship. It is a consistent teaching of A Course
in Miracles that we are all the same, moving beyond the superficial
differences of our bodies -- physical and psychological -- to the underlying
unity of not only the Christ in us, but also our shared need to remember
what we have forgotten and to escape from the prison of our own guilt.
Thus, at the end of Chapter 15, which was written around New Year's, there
is this little prayer -- "Make this year different by making it all the
same" (text, p. 306; T-15.XI.10:11). We learn to see everything the same
because there is, in truth, only one problem, and thus there can be only
one solution. And all things and all people in the world but serve to teach
us this one lesson.
A miracle is a service because, obviously,
it is a way of bringing love to someone who believes in fear, and by bringing
love or being a channel of love to you who are fearful, I am also channeling
it to myself. Again, the miracle is not behavioral, despite what may sometimes
appear to be behavioral effects. It is only on the level of the mind. The
most loving thing we can ever do has nothing to do with what we do on the
level of form. It is rather our joining with each other through forgiveness.