,”T-14.VII.5. Light cannot enter darkness when a mind believes in darkness, and will not let it go. 2 Truth does not struggle against ignorance, and love does not attack fear. 3 What needs no protection does not defend itself. 4 Defense is of your making. 5 God knows it not.”
The course reminds us of a constant truth that is out there and available for all. At the same time, we believe what we believe, regardless of all the facts. I have seen this in my travels and encounters many times. Have you ever had a quarrel with someone till you’re “blue” in the face? No matter how hard you try convincing them, they can’t see your side? Now, don’t just say it’s me. If you have always won your quarrels I’d like you to be my next lawyer and I want to hear from you.
People are often solid in their belief. The course recognizes this and says “we treasure what we made up because we made it.” It’s our baby (so to speak). No matter of convincing will convince a brother of error that they want. Now, there may be truth from both perspectives. This understanding has humbled my quarrels over the years. How could there be two sides? Well, take a coin and put it between you and another person. One person will see “tails” and the other person will see “heads.” Your both right and yet you will describe completely different things about the same object.
Darn, so I’m not always right? Well, relax, because according to the course, God is. That is just it. God and truth are one. There is this inevitable, unwavering truth, that represents the universe according to the course. This is God. This truth does not need defending because it is the truth. It does not change, because it is the truth. The truth will of itself reveal itself to all.
So what does this mean for you and me? Well, if it’s not true, we will figure it out eventually. I’m just hoping a figure it out before I die and while I am, I relax a little more while discussing truth with others. Who knows, maybe they see tails when I see heads?
The truth does not need defending. Want to know more? Come tonight. The truth will be revealed.
– Rev. Dr. Chris Farmer