Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Today's lesson, number 86, "Only God's plan for salvation will work," and "Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation."
Today's lesson is number 86 from A Course In Miracles and is a review of lessons 71 and 72 which are: "Only God's plan for salvation will work," and "Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation."
What is God's plan for salvation? God's plan for salvation is the Atonement which means in A Course In Miralces the giving up of the path of ego composed of illusions and idols and entering on to the path of the Spirit which is Unconditional Love. The Universalists have been preaching about the understanding of God being Unconditional Love since the 1700s in the United States.
Our affirmation of faith begins with the words, "Love is the doctrine of this church." Francis David the Unitarian pioneer in the 16th century said that "We need not think alike to love alike." Francis David recognized five centuries ago that God's plan for salvation did not lie in doctrines, creeds, and written texts, but rather in how we extend the divine spark in each of us to each other.
In our modern times, Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and this principle is based on the Universalist faith in God's unconditional love for us.
Recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the pervasiveness of God's Unconditional Love we come to understand that holding grievances and judgments is an attack on God's plan for salvation.
Today, I will remind myself several times throughout the day that giving up my grievances and resentments is the only way for me to experience the love which is the foundation of our church.
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