Our function is extension. All guilt and sadness come from not fulfilling this function.
- In Heaven our function is creation, in which we extend God’s function of creation (see T-9.III.8:1-5).
- On earth our function is healing (see T-12.VII.4:6-9), which comes from extending forgiveness to others. This is how we reach happiness. The Holy Spirit gives us a special form of this extension, which is called our special function.
- The Holy Spirit’s Own function is to heal us, to lead us back to God, to return us to eternity.
See teaching. See T-13.IV.1.