Love created me like itself.
Deep down within us we each are a brilliant diamond. Peace Pilgrim called it the “Divine Spark.” Then we are born and that brilliant diamond becomes covered in dirt and slime and this becomes encrusted and when we look at ourselves what we see is the dirt that has been baked on and not the brilliant diamond the dirt is hiding.
The ego puts so many barriers and obstacles to the Love that is deep inside of us and is our natural inheritance. Step four in Alcoholics Anonymous asks us to make a fearless moral inventory of all our mistakes which involves the worship of the false idols that the ego entices us with. We were led to believe by the ego that all these worldly things would make us happy whether it was money, sex, power, status, and alcohol and other mind alterting chemicals. We were tragically tricked and have come to realize that these things of the ego are not Love and not of our true nature.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and we reject the ego’s notion that we are mud. We see beneath the mud to the Divine Love at our core.
Today we are asked to take 10 - 15 minutes to meditate on the idea that we are part of the Love of creation and not the mud and slime that the ego has tricked us into thinking we are. And then to remind ourselves hourly that Love created me like itself.
My Kind of Church Music
All You Need Is Love by the Beatles.