Yesterday morning, I received a call from Tam Morgan who let me know that her mother, Judith Skutch Whitson, had made her transition into eternal life a few hours earlier. There is no doubt that A Course in Miracles is in your hands (and countless millions around the world) because of the guidance, insight, and divine willingness of this beloved child of God. Her readiness to accept the mission from co-scribes Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford to take the Course to its publication was a mighty leap of faith. With grace and tenacity, she led the Foundation for Inner Peace (original publishers of the Course) to bring this healing tome to the world. It is not hyperbolic to say that we would not have the Course today without her guiding and guided hand.
I am deeply honored to have walked this world with her since 1977, and I will continue to be inspired by her love and wisdom. In September, Judy recorded a video for me for our on-demand seminar this Saturday. In that video she was, as she always was, brilliant, beautiful, and insightful. She truly left this world of limits on a high note!
In my last phone call with Judy, we reminisced about our 44-year history together. We were grateful to have been brought together through our love of the Course and our love for each other. I know she has experienced her homecoming with her husband, Whit, all her dear ones who have passed on, and her Heavenly Father. Thank you, Judy. I am so grateful to you, my dear sister.
And gratitude to God becomes the way in which He is remembered, for love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and thankful mind. God enters easily, for these are the true conditions for your homecoming. (M-23.4)