Thursday, January 31, 2019
Today's lesson - Holiness is your natural inheritance.
We all know many people who suffer from low self esteem, low self worth, low self compassion. We forget that first and foremost we are children of God and God doesn't make junk.
However, we have been taught that God's love is conditional. God will love us if ____________. A very popular idea is "karma," what goes around comes around. We get what we deserve.
In A Course In Miracles, in lesson 35, it is stated, "My mind is part of God's. I am very holy." How many people do you know that actually believe this? Of others or of themselves?
We have many images of ourselves which have been thrust onto us by others. Judgement is the name of the game, and pecking orders get established in our families, among our friends, at school and work, in our nation, etc.
Unitarian Universalists reject judgement and covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Before we can believe that other people have inherent worth and dignity, we have to believe it first about ourselves.
"My mind is part of God's. I am very holy."
The mission of UU A Way Of Life ministries is to sanctify the world by helping people become holy. One of the main activities of UU A Way Of Life ministries, in carrying out this mission, is simply to remind people that holiness is their natural inheritance.