God’s peace and joy are mine.
When you give a gift does the receiver have more and you have less? For some people, giving a gift gives them great joy and delight. When they give a gift they have more joy and happiness not less. The gift giving is not depleting but enhancing.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, in step twelve, people are encouraged to give what they have gotten from AA to others. People in AA, who work the program, know that they get what they give, they learn what they teach, that it is in sharing that we are made whole (holy).
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. UUs make a commitment to get by giving, to share the meaning and purpose which they have obtained by the practice of their faith with others. In the sharing, the sense of the meaning and purpose grows..
Today, we are asked to take five minutes of every hour and to remind ourselves that God’s peace and joy is ours. God’s peace and joy is ours only for putting aside the idols of the ego and looking within at our natural inheritance of peace and joy and rejoicing.
My Kind Of Church Music
Rejoice by Sinach