When miracles occur.
“Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.” T-1.1.8:1
The “lack” mentioned here refers to the awareness of God’s Love of which we are an extension. The ego does not want us to remember what it is that we lack.
Some people are more aware of the presence of God’s Love than others. Most people have forgotten that what they are yearning for, and miss, is the Oneness with God and so they seek fulfillment in the idols on the path of the ego.
The miracle is the reminder that one person offers another that they are loved. This is the great faith and work of the Universalists. The Universalist faith is one of understanding of God’s unconditional love that humanity has forgotten about because the are asleep on the path of the ego. To wake up from this conditioning and become aware of God’s Love is indeed a miracle.
We all need reminders because we are so overwhelmed by the false promises of the idols of the ego. Someone a little farther along the spiritual path can share with us the reminder that we deserve to be happy and have a high quality life but it will never happen on the path of the ego. Peace and love is only found when we enter onto the path of the Spirit which as the Unitarian Universalist fourth principle tells us is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Searching for Truth and meaning fulfills the lack and sometimes we need some help and guidance along the way. When this connection and alliance is made, miracles occur.