Saturday, March 9, 2019

Today's lesson - "I am the light of the world."

Today's lesson, number 61 in A Course In Miracles, is "I am the light of the world."

This lesson gets to the same idea as expressed in the first principle of Unitarian Universalism, the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

The key idea to keep in mind is that the "inherent worth and dignity of every person has nothing to do with the ego, the glorified individual self, and everything to do with the Divine Spark within which reminds us from whence we have separated ourselves and is still a basic and primal part of our awareness.

In the separation of our egos from the Divine which the Course teaches is an insane illusion, the Holy Spirit, or the memory of our Divine essence, stayed with us and never separated because this Divine essence is who we really are. It is with our mindfulness of this "light" that we can say along with our affirmation and promotion of the inherent worth and dignity of every person, that "I am the light of the of world" or perhaps a better way of saying it is "The light of the Divine world is me."

Univeralists have taught this in the America for 250 years that we are the manifestations, deep down, of Unconditional Love. It is this awareness, this consciousness that is heaven - on earth - as it is in heaven.

It has been predicted that the future of Univeralist theology will move beyond the idea of universal salvation to the awareness of universal holiness in the here and now manifested by inclusion, compassion, generosity, appreciation, joy, and communion. It is this manifestation of universal communion, Oneness, that sanctifies the world.

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