Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Is it the time?

As Unitarian Universalists we covenant together to affirm and promote the interdependent web of existence. We explicitly acknowledge the systemic quality of the component parts and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

And so as we observe the injustice in the world, we know that justice will emerge. When we observe sexual abuse in the world, we know that sexual love which creates new life abides. When we observe the ugliness of human behavior, we know that goodness will arise. When we observe the deceitful and fraudulent, we know that truth and genuineness endures.

As holy people, our faith is in the ultimate blessing of Life which is obstructed by the works of the ego. As a holy people, we rise above the drama, the harm, the sorrow, the attack, the exploitation, the abuse, and remind ourselves and others that there is a better way.

Constructing and utilizing the things of the ego that block our awareness of Love's presence is childish and ridiculous. Ridiculousness abounds and seems pervasive as we walk the path of the ego, and yet we sense and come to know that we can turn off the path of the ego onto to the path of the spirit whenever we choose.

Our tolerance for pain, though, is very high, and often it doesn't dawn on us that there is a better way until our pain and suffering reaches crisis proportions. Sometimes we rhetorically ask, "How bad do things have to get before it dawns on us to change our ways?"

The answer, of course, is "now." Now is always a good time and if the question arises in our mind whether a positive change would be desirable, then the time for that change is now.\


1 comment:

  1. The good ole ying and yang of the universe is good to keep in mind especially in hard times. But, I would be remiss if I didn't complain that life would be better if you would only...

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