Course in Miracles
26 - The Transition
of Injustice or Remaining Task
Unfairness and attack
are one mistake, so firmly joined that where one is perceived, the
other must be seen.
You cannot be unfairly
The belief you are
is but another form of the idea you are deprived by someone not
Projection of the
cause of sacrifice is at the root of everything perceived to be
unfair and not your just deserts. Yet it is you who ask this of
yourself in deep injustice to the Son of God.
You have no enemy
except yourself, and you are enemy indeed to him because you do
not know him as yourself.
What could be more
unjust than that he be deprived of what he is, denied the right
to be himself, and asked to sacrifice his Father's love and yours
as not his due?
Beware of the temptation
to perceive yourself unfairly treated.
In this view, you
seek to find an innocence which is not Theirs but yours alone and
at the cost of someone else's guilt.
Can innocence be purchased
by the giving of your guilt to someone else?
And is this innocence
which your attack on him attempts to get? Is it not retribution
for your own attack upon the Son of God you seek? Is it not safer
to believe that you are innocent of this and victimized despite
Whatever way the game
of guilt is played, there must be loss. Someone must lose his innocence
that someone else can take it from him, making it his own.
You think your brother
is unfair to you because you think that one must be unfair to make
the other innocent.
And in this game (of
guilt) do you perceive one purpose for your whole relationship.
And this you seek to add unto the purpose given it.
The Holy Spirit's
purpose is to let the Presence of your holy Guests be known to you.
And to this purpose, nothing can be added, for the world is purposeless
except for this.
To add or take away
from this one goal is but to take away all purpose from the world
and from yourself. And each
unfairness that the world appears to lay upon you, you have laid
on it by rendering it purposeless, without the function that the
Holy Spirit sees. And simple justice has been thus denied to every
living thing upon the earth.
What this injustice
does to you who judge unfairly and who see as you have judged, you
The world grows dim
and threatening, and not a trace of all the happy sparkle that salvation
brought can you perceive to lighten up your way. And so you see
yourself deprived of light, abandoned to the dark, unfairly left
without a purpose in a futile world.
The world is fair
because the Holy Spirit has brought injustice to the light within,
and there has all unfairness been resolved and been replaced with
justice and with love.
If you perceive injustice
anywhere, you need but say:
By this do
I deny the Presence of the Father and the Son. And I would rather
know of Them than see injustice, which Their Presence shines