Monday, April 29, 2019

Today's lesson, number 103, "God, being Love, is also happiness."


Today's lesson, number 103 in A Course In Miracles, is "God, being Love, is also happiness."

The Universalists teach that God is Unconditional Love and yet we are afraid of Love because we would have to give up our egos. We would have to shed our small self to merge into our big Self, which Unitarian Universalists call the "interdependent web of existence of which we are a part."

It is this idea of the "interdependent web of existence of which we are a part" which terrifies us. Giving up our egos feels like a punishment, a tremendous loss, a horrifying occurance. And yet, it is the very thing that will make us deliriously happy and give us bliss. To become one with the All, the Interdependent web of existence, to join with our Source is the ultimate happiness.

Salvation comes when everybody loves everybody all the time and this requires that we give up our individual egos. When we enhance our egos and cling to them, we sin. In the great prayer of Christianity, the Our Father, we say, "...and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil."

The Love we are attempting to define and describe which is undefinable and indescribable has no opposite because it is all encompassing. This love is our Natural Inheritance. The opposite of this Love is fear.

Today, we will remind ourselves that we should not cling to our egos, protect them, enhance them, but rest in the peace of God's Love within us which is the true source of our happiness. What is there, really, in the last analysis, to be afraid of?

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