This is God’s Final Judgment: “You are still My holy Son, forever innocent, forever loving and forever loved, as limitless as your Creator, and completely changeless and forever pure. Therefore awaken and return to Me. I am Your Father and you are My Son.” (W-pII.10.5)
The Course reminds us that nothing we have done can change the innocence that abides within us, but we often feel it has. The idea of a “Wall of Innocence” came out of one of our weekly meetings at the Center. When we look at photos of children, we have great compassion and understanding for their mistakes. When it comes to us grown-ups, however, that is not always the case. It is time for us to learn again the truth that God knows about us, no matter what age we are. It is amazing the smiles we have seen on people’s faces when they look at their own childhood photos. They remember their innocence, and if they can remember theirs perhaps they can think that way about people who tempt them to anger. Our innocence, no matter what we have done, can never be lost. It is time for us to awaken to that.
Send us your childhood photo (around the age of 5 or 6, but younger is okay, too) by email and we will post it on our Wall of Innocence. Please include your name, city and state, and your approximate age at the time of the photo. Check back often to see the wall grow in love and innocence.
Be innocent of judgment, unaware of any thoughts of evil or of good that ever crossed your mind of anyone. Now do you know him not. But you are free to learn of him, and learn of him anew. Now is he born again to you, and you are born again to him, without the past that sentenced him to die, and you with him. Now is he free to live as you are free, because an ancient learning passed away, and left a place for truth to be reborn. (T-31.I.13)
The Wall of Innocence
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