within a short time – was it I who healed him?
Not at all. Of myself I can do nothing.
2.109.1 It was the LIFE that is the Father active within all things,
which came in full force to repair an ailing body
and bring it back to full health again
because I believed It would and did not doubt.”
New light, new interest, even new gentleness showed in their faces.
2.111 “Why then, does man suffer so grievously?” Miriam asked.2.112 “Because when man is begotten,
when LIFE takes on form within the seed,
IT takes on the humanhood which separates IT
from every other individual in the world.
solitary, private, ITS own person,
IT becomes subject to – is controlled by
two mightily strong impulses in his earthly nature:
|2.114 These two most basic impulses in man
underlie every single thing he ever does throughout his life,
and are entirely responsible for the trouble man brings upon himself.
|2.115 Although the Father is active within man,
IT has nothing of humanhood in IT.
|2.116 Therefore the Father holds nothing, rejects nothing,
condemns nothing, does not even see wrongdoing.
2.117 All that man does which man calls sin is only of this world
and is only punished within this world
– for it is a Law of Earthly Existence, as you know,
that whatever you sow you will reap as a like harvest.
|2.118 Because he draws LIFE and MIND
from the Father,
man himself is creative in thought, words and deeds.
2.119 Whatever he thinks, says, does, and believes,
come to mankind is of their own making entirely.