Sunday, February 10, 2019
Today's lesson - God is my strength. Vision is His gift.
What is the goal of Unitarian Univeralism? What is its purpose? What is it trying to achieve? Does UU have a mission and a vision?
UUs are quick to tell people that they have no creed. They have no dogmatic test for membership. They are just as quick to tell people that their major interest is Love. The contemporary UU campaign is called "Standing on the side of Love."
The fatal flaw of Unitarian Univeralism is the narcissistic belief in self determination without the concomitant acknowledgement of the Higher Power whatever a member wants to conceive of that Higher Power to be.
It is this fierce independence and need for control that derails the mission and vision of Unitarian Univeralism. When Unitarian Universalists fail to acknowledge that there is a Higher Power and that it is this Higher Power that is the source of their strength, they have become lost and they are wasting time. When UUs become lost they have no vision and their lack of vision contributes to muddling if not misguided conflict.
The mission of Unitarian Univeralism is to sanctify the world by helping people become aware of their holiness. They do this through their covenantal understandings of seven basic principles which are based on the perennial psychology emanating from many sources throughout human history.
Today's lesson, number 42, from A Course In Miracles is "God is my strength. Vision is His gift." "God" in A Course In Miracles is the nondualistic Oneness, and the Vision is the Atonement or the healing of the separation which generated the ego which is an illusion bringing much pain and distress to humans. Vision involves the Oneness and guiltlessness of God's creations. It is the basis of the first principle of UU which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
It is this vision of the inherent worth and dignity of every person because the person is part of the Divine that gives UU its strength and its vision which comes, of course, from God.