No one can hurt us

There was a time, some years ago, when I felt hurt, and struggled with resentment over something someone had done. But as I prayed about it, the idea suddenly came so clearly that no one could hurt me. Glimpsing the spiritual fact of my oneness with God, divine Love, I saw that no one could get between me and divine Love; therefore, no one could deprive me of the infinite good that Love had for me—and had for me to do. And this was true for all Love’s children. I was instantly free of resentment, was able to think kindly about the individual, and was able to move forward happily.

A great deal of resentment, even hatred, stems from the fear that someone has in some way robbed us of goodness, happiness, peace, or success. People who have been wronged sometimes magnify the torment because of the hatred and desire for revenge they harbor. Whereas one who is able to forgive, trusting God’s provision and care, is sooner able to find spiritual strength and peace.

We all know what it’s like to feel wronged and to struggle over it. But if we could see farther, and glimpse something of divine Love’s supremacy and our inseparability from Love, we would learn that in reality we can’t be hurt. 

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