Manual For Teachers
are the Characteristics
of God's Teachers?
is impossible for God's teachers. They can neither harm nor be
is the outcome or judgment.
is the dishonest act that follows the dishonest thought.
is a verdict of guilt upon a brother and therefore on one's
It is the end of peace and the denial of learning.
demonstrates the absence of God's curriculum and its replacement
teacher of God but must learn, and
fairly early in his training, that
harmfulness completely obliterates his function from his awareness.
It will make him
will make the Holy Spirit's lessons impossible to learn. Nor can
God's Teacher (Holy Spirit) be heard at all except by those who
realize that harm can actually achieve nothing. No gain can come
Therefore God's teachers
are wholly gentle.
They need the strength
of gentleness, for it is in this that the function of salvation
What choice but this
has meaning to the sane?
Who chooses hell
when he perceives a way to Heaven?
And who would
choose the weakness that must come from harm in place of the unfailing,
all-encompassing and limitless strength of gentleness?
The might of God's
teachers lies in their gentleness, for they have understood their
evil thoughts came neither from God's Son nor his Creator. Thus
did they join their thoughts with Him Who is their Source. And
so their will, which always was His Own, is free to be Itself.