Real Charity

…healing rests on charity, and charity is a way of perceiving the perfection of another even if you cannot perceive it in yourself. (T-2.V.9)

Charity is a way of looking at another as if he had already gone far beyond his actual accomplishments in time. Since his own thinking is faulty he cannot see the Atonement for himself, or he would have no need of charity. The charity that is accorded him is both an acknowledgment that he needs help, and a recognition that he will accept it. (T-2.V.10)

In the world, charity is usually a material gift given by one perceived to have more to one perceived to have less. The Course teaches us that charity is seeing Christ in another even when we cannot yet see Christ in ourselves or the other cannot yet see Christ in their self. Charity strengthens the awareness of Christ in both minds. Charity gives to both the giver and the receiver.


During this holiday season students want to know if they are supposed to give money or do charity work. There is no “supposed to”. You follow the Holy Spirit’s prompting. If you are still uncertain what is the Holy Spirit and what is ego, then do what you want to do. There is no justification for guilt. You can do real charity everyday, everywhere by seeing Christ in others and strengthening the awareness of the truth of our Oneness in every mind that dreams of separation.

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Comments

Betty Miller said…
Amen, girl!!!

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