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I call upon God's Name and on my own.



Make way for love, which you did not create, but which you can extend. On earth this means forgive your brother, that the darkness may be lifted from your mind. (T-29.III.4:1-2)

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NewIndividual Responsibility or Communal Responsibility
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The relationship between individual responsibility and communal responsibility is something we wrestle with every day. Should we focus more on our individual responsibility for the condition of our lives,
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NewCharleston: Which way will we choose?  by Greg Mackie
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NewWhat's in a Name?  by Robert Perry
We try to avoid misleading names, yet what if all names are misleading? If all of us are one, why do we have separate names at all? Behind these separate names, what is our true name?
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NewYour Name is Brother  by Greg Mackie
Greg shares a stirring example of Course principles from the pages of fiction: the story of Jean Valjean and his encounter with the Bishop of Digne, from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
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NewCommentary on Lesson 183: I call upon God's Name and on my own.  by Robert Perry
Here in Lesson 183, we are taught what I call Name of God meditation, in which we repeat a name for God over and over, saying it not as a mere sound, but as an act of calling God, an invitation filled
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Unlimited communication 
The Course tells us that communication must be unlimited. Does this mean that we have to tell everyone all of our private thoughts? Is Jesus speaking here of something akin to the Christian idea of confession?  Read more or post a reply»

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Hi Greg, Thanks for this beautifully written article. I too struggle with the pain in the world every »
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thank you robert and les ~ " . . . by coming to know that you are part of me, i come to know myself." »
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