Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Today's lesson, number 64 in A Course In Miracles, is "Let me not forget my function."
What is our function? It is simply to remind ourselves that we do not choose to follow any more the path of the ego littered with illusions, idols, and special relationships. We forgive ourselves and others the errors we have made when we have chosen wrongly and forgotten our function of unconditional loving.
It is unconditional love that we bring to the world and the remembrance of our Oneness with God. This is the basis of our Universalist faith.
While the forms of temptation to engage with the things on the path of the ego are multitudinous, the choice we have, to follow the path of the ego or the path of the spirit, is pretty simple in content: God or the Ego?
Unitarian Universalists know based on their faith that their function is to make the awareness of this choice: God or the ego, conscious to the world. UUs covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Encouraging this search is what brings many seekers to Unitarian Univeralism. UUs validate and affirm the deepest sense that there is a better way, and it is our function as UUs to affirm and promote the search to develop it.
Unitarian Univeralists based on their living tradition can join with the students of A Course In Miracles and say, "Let me not forget my function." That function is to forgive false starts, efforts at barking up the wrong tree, mistakes and errors made, and simply reassure people that they can choose again.
This choosing again is what ACIM means by "forgiveness." Forgiveness is the letting go of the things on the path of the ego and our mistakes in choosing these things to make us happy.