Friday, December 6, 2019
Daily reflections, Day ten, Forgiveness is the path to peace
Forgiveness is the path to peace
“Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.” T-1.1.6:1-2
The most natural thing is to be at peace and at one with God because that is our natural inheritance. When we do not experience this something has gone wrong.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This affirmation and promotion is the most natural thing in the world. When this affirmation and promotion of the inherent worth and dignity of every person is not apparent and does not exist something has gone wrong.
When we feel angry, frustrated, resentful, fearful, like a victim, we become aware of a forgiveness opportunity and we are able to choose to give up making other people and things unhappy for our unhappiness.
If we are feeling unhappy something has gone wrong and it is not with external events, it is with our choice in how we are responding to those external events. When we are unhappy, it is a good time to pray that the Spirit help us give up making the things of the ego world responsible for our unhappiness. In this giving up of making other people people and things responsible for our unhappiness we no longer are choosing to be a victim and we become aware of the peace that comes with our awareness of being One with God.
Remember today, that you are never upset for the reason you think and that peace and joy arise when we realize that there is a better way.