That phrase “between you and him alone” caught my eye. I wanted to scream my innocence from the rooftop, not keep it between me and the one involved! The accusation had spread quickly through the organization, and I wanted the world to know it was false. But I considered why Jesus might have put that initial condition of confidentiality in this step towards healing. I recognized that keeping the issue between the accuser and me would require great self-discipline, especially because my feelings were hurt, and self-justification and injustice were pricking at me. But I didn’t want a false sense of ego to cloud my judgment of the situation. So I prayed with a listening heart to hear what the one divine Ego or God reflects in all of His children. I trusted God to show me the natural innate innocence and goodness of the children of God, universal Good. I sought the Christ perspective – that is the true idea of God and His creation – that would uncover and correct the lie.
I understood this to be a call to know myself as God’s child, as strong and pure and innocent and good, the way God makes me and makes all His children. And Jesus compels us to extend this healing perspective to include every person in our path, including the “one such child” we may have a problem with. Until we see ourselves and others as God's good children we will never be completely right. But when we see the good and innocence in others and ourselves as the image and reflection of God, divine Good, the only Ego, suddenly everyone is on the same team! This better perspective smoothes the path for conversation and other human footsteps that can lead to righting wrongs directly, privately, quickly, lovingly, with forgiveness and without a big fuss.
In my case, as I quietly spoke with the accuser one-on-one, the misidentification was uncovered, the actual culprit was found and duly corrected, and the case was kindly and harmoniously resolved for everyone involved. Jesus said, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) ESV Prayer that gathers “two or three together” in the correct spiritual view of man as God’s child, opens all parties to the healing Christ. I have found it often only takes one person’s prayer to accomplish this. One individual prayer can gather together the healing perspective necessary to redress a wrong.