Friday, June 21, 2019
A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - What is our function?
From A Course In Miracles:
T-21.II.2. This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you. Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies: I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.
Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.
Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (p. 448). Foundation for Inner Peace.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where is this search to take us? Where is truth and meaning to be found?
The search is an inward search not an outward one. Recognize that we have the power to choose our own reality. Would we choose conditional love or unconditional love?
The Universalist tradition tells us that God loves us unconditionally and we are to extend God's love to ourselves and throughout the world.
This extension of God's unconditional love is our function as Unitarian Univeresalists and we know that as we give so we shall receive and as we teach so shall we learn.
A Course In Miracles tells us that happiness, release from pain, is achieved simply by making a choice to follow God's will which is to take responsibility for our own happiness by extending God's love to ourselves and throughout the world.