Thursday, January 25, 2018

Forgive and forget

One of the major theological problems with Unitarian Universalism is it does not have a strong value of forgiveness.

Much has been made in UU of gratitude which is all well and good, but gratitude does not arise until people are able to forgive their perceptions of injuries.

When people say "forgive but don't forget" they still have not forgiven because there is a reservation and fear that prevents healing. The separation continues.

For healing to occur, it is better said, "Forgive and forget," rise above the injury and understand that it never really occurred on the path of the spirit. The imagined injury occurred on the path of the ego because no one can be injured on the path spirit.

Our injuries are an illusion because no one and nothing can injure us when we are consciously aware of our true nature.

Forgiveness, which is a miracle, is a shift in perception and awareness, from the path of the ego to the path of the spirit. Jesus says as they are killing him, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." The same could be said of all our injuries.

It is not our job to judge and punish error. That should be left for the Holy Spirit. It is none of our concern what has contributed to the errors of our brothers and sisters. Our job is simply to rise above the errors on the path of the ego and recognize our well being on the path of the spirit and wish the same for our brothers and sisters that they may join us there.

So, by all means, forgive and forget and get on with your life. You deserve to be happy and enjoy a high quality life and a simple request of "Father, forgive them and me for most of the time we know not what we do" will add tremendous healing to the world and hasten the realization of the At-One-Ment when everybody loves every body all the time.

1 comment:

  1. This article really raises the bar when it comes to forgiveness. And its right that UU is very weak on a very important part of human experience. Could that be why UU has so few adherents?

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