“There is no love but God’s.”
Perhaps you think that different kinds of love are possible. Perhaps
you think there is a kind of love for this, a kind for that; a way of
loving one, another way of loving still another. Love is one. It has no
separate parts and no degrees; no kinds nor levels, no divergencies
and no distinctions. It is like itself, unchanged throughout. It never
alters with a person or a circumstance. It is the heart of God, and also
of His Son.
Love’s meaning is obscure to anyone who thinks that love can
change. He does not see that changing love must be impossible. And
thus he thinks that he can love at times and hate at other times. He
also thinks that love can be bestowed on one and yet remain itself
although it is withheld from others. To believe these things of love is
not to understand it. If it could make such distinctions it would have
to judge between the righteous and the sinner, and perceive the Son
of God in separate parts.
Love cannot judge. As it is one itself, it looks on all as one. Its
meaning lies in oneness. And it must elude the mind that thinks of it
as partial or in part. There is no love but God’s, and all of love is His.
There is no principle which rules where love is not. Love is a law
without an opposite. Its wholeness is the power holding everything
as one, the link between the Father and the Son which holds them
both forever as the same.
No course whose purpose is to teach you what you really are
could fail to emphasize there is no difference in what you are and what
love is. Love’s meaning is your own, and shared by God Himself. For
what you are is what He is. There is no love but His, and what He is is
everything there is. There is no limit placed upon Himself, and so are
you unlimited as well.
No laws the world obeys can help you grasp love’s meaning.
What the world believes was made to hide love’s meaning and to
keep it dark and secret. There is not one principle the world upholds
but violates the truth of what love is, and what you are as well. Seek
not within the world to find your Self. Love is not found in darkness
and in death. Yet it is perfectly apparent to the eyes that see and ears
that hear its Voice.
Today we practice making free our mind of all the laws you
think you must obey; of all the limits under which you live, and all
the changes which you think are part of human destiny. Today we
take the largest single step this course requests in your advance
toward its established goal. If you achieve the faintest glimmering of
what love means today, you have advanced in distance without
measure and in time beyond the count of years to your release.
Let us together, then, be glad to give some time to God today,
and understand there is no better use for time than this. For fifteen
minutes twice today escape from every law in which you now
believe. Open your mind and rest. The world that seems to hold you
prisoner can be escaped by anyone who does not hold it dear.
Withdraw all value you have placed upon its meager offerings and
senseless gifts, and let the Gift of God replace them all.
Call to your Father, certain that His Voice will answer. He
Himself has promised this. And He Himself will place a spark of truth
within your mind wherever you give up a false belief, a dark illusion
of your own reality and what love means. He will shine through your
idle thoughts today, and help you understand the truth of love. In
loving gentleness He will abide with you as you allow His Voice to
teach love’s meaning to your clean and open mind. And He will bless
the lesson with His Love.
Today the legion of the future years of waiting for salvation
disappears before the timelessness of what you learn. Let us give
thanks today that we are spared a future like the past. Today we leave
the past behind us, never more to be remembered. And we raise our
eyes upon a different present, where a future shines unlike the past in
The world in infancy is newly born. And we will watch it grow
in strength and health to shed its blessing upon all who come to
learn to cast aside the world they thought was made in hate to be
love’s enemy. Now are they all made free along with us. Now are
they all our brothers in God’s Love.
We will remember them throughout the day because we cannot
leave a part of us outside our love if we would know our Self. At least
three times an hour think of one who makes the journey with you,
and who came to learn what you must learn. And as he comes to
mind, give him this message from your Self:
“I bless you, brother, with the Love of God
Which I would share with you. For I would learn
The joyous lesson that there is no love
But God’s and yours and mine and everyone’s.”
Brittany Shawley added:
Perhaps you think that different kinds of love are possible. Perhaps you think there is a kind of love for this, a kind for that; a way of loving one, another way of loving still another. Love is one. It has no separate parts and no degrees; no kinds nor levels, no divergencies and no distinctions. It is like itself, unchanged throughout. It never alters with a person or a circumstance. It is the Heart of God, and also of His Son.