A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.

1. 1The ego makes illusions. 2Truth undoes its evil dreams by shin­ing them away. 3Truth never makes attack. 4It merely is. 5And by its presence is the mind recalled from fantasies, awaking to the real. 6Forgiveness bids this presence enter in, and take its rightful place within the mind. 7Without forgiveness is the mind in chains, believing in its own futility. 8Yet with forgiveness does the light shine through the dream of darkness, offering it hope, and giving it the means to realize the freedom that is its inheritance.

2. 1We would not bind the world again today. 2Fear holds it prisoner. 3And yet Your Love has given us the means to set it free. 4Father, we would release it now. 5For as we offer freedom, it is given us. 6And we would not remain as prisoners, while You are holding freedom out to us.