Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
“They could if only they would and they won’t because they are such jerks.” The famous last words of the ego which is to blame the lack of salvation on others. Some people call this “the blame game.” It is the favorite game of the ego. It is bound to fail because we have given all our power away and have forgotten where our real power resides which is in our alignment with the will of our Higher Power.
In the third step of twelve in Alcoholics Anonymous we make a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understand Him. “Thy will be done,” not “my will be done.” Some people make the distinction between “willfulness” and “willingness.” The words sound almost the same but their distinction makes all the difference in the world. The one is from the path of the ego, and the other is from the path of the Spirit.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. We UUs come to recognize, acknowledge, and respect that our navels are not the center of the universe but that we are part of something much greater that we would do well to respect and hopefully even come to love.
Today, we asked to take 10 - 15 minutes to consider what Love would have me think, say, and do. We acknowledge that the way of the ego to engage in blaming others and circumstances for not making us happy will never work. We, instead, ask Love what it would have us think, say, and do. It is in turning our will over to our Higher power that salvation is found and works.