The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
The three big existential questions are: Why was I born? What is the purpose of my life? What happens when I die? The lesson today answers the second question. The purpose of your life is to bring peace to every mind through forgiveness.
The ninth step of Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that where it would do no further harm we make amends to people we have harmed through our egotistical behavior.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. In these affirmations we release other people from any obligation or expectation that they should make us happy. We are here to give not to take.
Every time we are annoyed, angered, anxious, resentful, hurt, we are given a forgiveness opportunity. We can say like Jesus, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” They are acting out on the path of the ego and have not yet turned onto the path of Love.
If we are to practice today’s lesson we can ask ourselves, “What would love have me do?” And the answer would be along the lines of “The light of the world brings peace to every mind through your forgiveness.”
Think about this today - this idea that through your forgiveness you bring peace to minds of people around you in the world. When the opportunity arises, extend your forgiveness in your own mind and be blessed by the peace it brings.