Divine Love’s Answer
We stand not in a time of “crisis of faith.” We stand forever in the abundance of faith. The Brotherhood stands in the middle of the “Kingdom of Having” because divine Love’s answer includes everyone and everything in every moment.
When the phone bill is paid today the balance in the Foundation’s bank account will be $170.68.
The Foundation has no savings account, no CD’s, no investment portfolio, no products to sell, no assets which generate income, and no hidden wealth. It has just one, single checking account which at the end of the day will have $170.68 in it.
From this one checking account all of the Foundation’s activities are paid . . . server fees, high-speed internet access, recording equipment, a place for the work to be done, utilities, phone service, maintenance, etc., together with a salary which provides Paul with a living wage if he is able to cash his paychecks. And this is as complex as it ever gets. It is the way it has always been.
The Northwest Foundation for A Course in Miracles is not a business, but an activity—an extension of Love which is nourished, sustained and increased by Love—Paul’s, yours, mine, the Father’s. And Paul is not a “thing”—an author, scribe or messenger boy—different from that extension of Love.
As a Son or Daughter of God, no one is just the obedient purveyor of the Father’s Will, and fulfilling one’s Function as co-creator with God is never a matter of being a mechanism—like a motion sensor in the middle of the Movement of Creation—which completes God by detecting the movement and thereby confirming Him. No.
One who listens for and yields to the Voice for Truth is moved by God—is moved by God. Not as in a robotic mindless mechanical motion, but as in “being moved by an incredibly beautiful aria in an opera” or “moved to tears by someone’s kindness.” One who is moved by God becomes the experiential presence of Soul, and this is more than just being the capacity to feel Meaning. It involves being the embodiment of It as well, right down to the tips of one’s toes.
Put even more clearly, one who is moved by God resumes being the presence of Soul, which is and always has been his Function . . . and this is what constitutes being a co-creator with God. This is what constitutes “coming Home” . . . and it brings everyone along as well.
This is the activity identified by the words “Northwest Foundation for A Course in Miracles.” And the single bank account with $170.68 in it is the threshold over which Soul moves into expression, thought turns into deed, “as in Heaven” becomes “so on earth,” Love is reflected in love, and gratitude actually lights up the world.
And here is the movement: Property taxes in the amount of $4,079.23 together with a $40.79 late payment penalty still need to be paid. The usual monthly expense of approximately $5,000 is due on the 20th. On Tuesday, a paycheck will be written to Paul which will be added to the ten previous paychecks waiting to be cashed. And there are normal expenses which will continue to occur during the remainder of the month.
If everyone on the Foundation’s email list, together with those who come to our website every day and are not on our email list contributed $10 a month, it would far exceed the amount needed to do what we do.
Remembering that Brotherhood is actualized in the extension of Love, I thank you for listening!
May 14th, 2017
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