Monday, March 25, 2019
Today's lesson, #76, "I am under no laws but God's."
Today's lesson, number 76 in A Course In Miracles, is "I am under no laws but God's."
In the end, when it's all said and done, in the last analysis, when we get to the bottom of things, it all comes down to one thing: do we choose to walk the path of the ego or the path of God? Do we choose the world of conditional love or Unconditional Love?
The Universalists, in the late 1700s in the United States, chose Unconditional Love. They have not had much support because most of the people in the world have chosen the ego. Most people have looked to worldly things as the source of their salvation. They have not realized that at the deepest level they are under no laws but God's.
To admit that we are under no laws but God's takes surrender, a giving up of the ego, a giving up of the desire to make ourselves separate from the nondualistic Oneness of the Unconditional Love of God. It is this fear of the surrender of the ego which keeps us from Unconditional Love. It is written in the introduction to A Course In Miracles, "The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite."
As Unitarian Universalists we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and this search takes us to the ultimate understanding that "I am under no laws but God's."
Most of us are not ready to end our resistance to Love. It is written in the introduction to A Course In Miracles, "This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time."
We are born into this thing we call life. We are here to learn what will benefit our growth and development so that we can increase our awareness of our holiness, of what we are. What we are is what is affirmed and promoted in the first principle of UU, a person of worth and dignity like everyone else.
Today, we will take several moments to remind ourselves that we choose the path of God, of Unconditional Love, and in this choice we end our resistance to the experience of the Unconditional Love of Creation. We recognize, acknowledge, accept, and extend the Universalist faith here and now throughout the world.