Sunday, June 23, 2019

A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - Where is your responsible search for truth and meaning taking you?

From A Course In Miracles:

T-21.II.6. Perhaps you do not see the need for you to give this little offering.

 Look closer, then, at what it is. And, very simply, see in it the whole exchange of separation for salvation.

All that the ego is, is an idea that it is possible that things could happen to the Son of God without his will; and thus without the Will of his Creator, Whose Will cannot be separate from his own.

This is the Son of God’s replacement for his will, a mad revolt against what must forever be.

This is the statement that he has the power to make God powerless and so to take it for himself, and leave himself without what God has willed for him. This is the mad idea you have enshrined upon your altars, and which you worship. And anything that threatens this seems to attack your faith, for here is it invested.

Think not that you are faithless, for your belief and trust in this is strong indeed.

Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (p. 449). Foundation for Inner Peace.

Comment:

This makes me laugh. We think we are God. We think we made up the world and we're right and sticking to it. And how is that working for us?

This passage tells us that all the Holy Spirit needs is our little offering of surrending to our Higher Power. Just be willing to listen!

But listening is hard. We want to be right.

There is a big difference between willfullness and willingness.

We have invested our faith in the world instead of in the kingdom of God. This investment in the world is called "a mad idea" which we have made the center of our lives. It is the mistake UUs make when they search for truth and meaning in the world of the ego. Those folks haven't realized yet that truth and meaning are not where they are searching and so they will never find it there. They are on a snipe hunt, a wild goose chase.

Any thing that questions their search for truth and meaning in the world is met with dismissal and attack. They killed Jesus, after all, because He dared question the premise of their world view. Jesus love was threatening. So much so that they tried to erradicate it by killing Him.

Our faith is strong and what we put our faith in determines our happiness and peace. Do you choose the path of the ego, or the path of the Spirit?

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the person's right to a responsible and free search for truth and meaning. This is a huge responsibility. No other person can do it for you you must do it for yourself.


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