There is no will but God’s.
Another way of saying today’s lesson is “There is no will but Love’s.” The perennial question we can use over and over and over again when faced with stress of any kind is “What would Love have me do?” If we discern the correct answer we experience peace and joy arising. If we turn to the wrong answer, the experience of distress will increase.
We are asked in step three of Alcoholics Anonymous to make a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of Love. The choice is simple: it is the false promises of the ego or the peace and joy of Love?
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to engage in the free and responsible search for truth and meaning affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part.
Today, we are asked to take two 10-15 minute periods and think of some distressful, difficult, troubling decisions we have to make and ask ourselves, “What would Love have me do. There is no real path other than Love’s.” We can also use this same question to orient ourselves throughout the day when we are challenged by difficult situations.