Let me be still and listen to the truth.
The truth, it is said, will set you free. To hear the truth we need to be still and go within and ask God what God would have us do.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, in step eleven, we seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God praying to discern God’s will for us and to carry it out. We can’t give what we don’t have, we can’t share what we are not aware is ours to begin with. How can we share the truth if we are not in touch with it ourselves?
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where is truth and meaning to be found? It is not to be found out in the world, but rather in our own minds which rest in the Oneness which is the Ground of Our Being. UUs need to recognize that salvation comes not from changing the world, but from changing our minds about the world.
Today, we are asked to take five minutes every hour and spend it with God asking for the Truth of God’s will. We say in the Lord’s prayer, “...Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The miracle is changing our minds from wanting the things of the ego world to the things of the Spirit.
My Kind Of Church Music
The Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkle