To bargain is to set a limit

All special relationships have sin as their goal. For they are bargains with reality, toward which the seeming union is adjusted. Forget not this—to bargain is to set a limit, and any brother with whom you have a limited relationship you hate. You may attempt to keep the bargain in the name of "fairness," sometimes […]

It is impossible to imagine one that asks so little or could offer more.

We have said much about discrepancies of means and end and how these must be brought in line before your holy relationship can bring you only joy. But we have also said the means to meet the Holy Spirit’s goal will come from the same Source as does His purpose. Being so simple and direct, […]

The true becomes what can be used to meet the goal. The false becomes the useless from this point of view

The value of deciding in advance what you want to happen is simply that you will perceive the situation as a means to make it happen. You will therefore make every effort to overlook what interferes with the accomplishment of your objective and concentrate on everything which helps you meet it. It is quite noticeable […]

Holy Spirit must undo to set him free. For his belief in limits has imprisoned him

You have no conception of the limits you have placed on your perception and no idea of all the loveliness that you could see. But this you must remember—the attraction of guilt opposes the attraction of God. His attraction for you remains unlimited, but because your power, being His, is as great as His, you […]

It has been your decision to make everything that is natural and easy for you impossible

Remember that your understanding is not necessary. All that was necessary was merely the wish to understand.And in your desire lies its accomplishment. It is your realization that you need do so little that enables him to give so much.

Humility will never ask that you remain content with littleness. But it does require that […]