Review of lessons 105 and 106
105 - God’s peace and joy are mine.
106 - Let me be still and listen to the truth.
Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s classic novel, The Catcher in The Rye, called it “the big lie.” The big lie is the voice of the ego which tells us that we could be happy if only we would _____. In today’s review of lesson 105 and 106 it is taught that we don’t have to do anything. All we have to do is be still, listen to the truth, and experience the peace and joy of God. Could it really be that simple?
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step eleven that through prayer and meditation we improve our conscious contact with our Transcendent Source. There is a church street board which said, “You too can hear the angel’s song if you tune in on the right frequency.”
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. It is in the covenanting, the joining with one another with the mutual goal of enhancing our mutual spiritual awareness, that we find the peace and joy that is ours if we engage in a free and responsible for truth and meaning.
Today, it is suggested that we take five minutes at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, and many times in between, to remind ourselves that the peace and joy of God is ours if we would just be still and listen to the truth which is, of course, within and not without.
My Kind Of Church Music
Joy To The World, Mormon Tabernacle Choir