Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Today's lesson - Forgivenss brings awareness to every mind of peace which is the light of the world.
So many people, especially from age 50 on struggle with a lack of a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. They have completed the first adulthood of 20 - 50 and are embarking on the second adulthood of 51-80. We are biologically programmed for the first adulthood to mate and procreate, but in the second adulthood, Mother Nature leaves us on our own with an existential challenge of what to do with our lives.
A man, 57, struggling with depression, told me yesterday that he likes to make people smile. This man has an infectious laugh and he told me, "When I can make someone smile I feel better."
When this man is able to bring a smile to someone he is "The light of the world bringing peace to every mind though his forgiveness."
The bumper sticker says, "If you see someone without a smile give him one of yours."
Our meaning and purpose is to help people become aware of their holiness and thereby sanctifying the world.
In Unitarian Univeralism we help people become aware of their holiness and we sanctify the world by entering into a covenant with one another to affirm and promote seven principles. The first of which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person who shares the same Divine Spark with all of us. It is this belief in the Divine Spark in everyone that is the basis of our Univeralist faith. Reminding every mind of this fundamental fact by shifting attention from the path of the ego onto the path of the Spirit of Unconditional Love lights up the world.