I am among the ministers of God.
Is it hard to believe that God works through us if we are open to being God’s conduit of grace into the world. And, the Course teaches that when we function in this way we receive what we convey, we learn what we teach, we get what we give. Some call this the law of Karma.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in the twelfth step that we strengthen our recovery by giving away what we have received. It’s like singing in a chorus or telling a joke to a group which sparks laughter all around. Singing together creates harmony and laughing together promotes shared recognition of the absurdity and incongruity of the world of the ego and an appreciation of what is holy.
In Unitarian Universalism, we focus on the covenant, the sharing together, and in the third step we affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and the encouragement to spiritual growth. In the covenanting process we recognize that we all are ministers of God.
Today, we asked to take some time at the beginning and the end of the day and many times in between to remind ourselves that we are ministers of God and that we receive what we give, we get what we share, we learn what we teach.