There is no cruelty in God and none in me.
Cruelty comes from being defensive because we feel threatened. We are afraid and when we are afraid we often attack. Today’s lesson teaches that God does not attack but loves unconditionally and if we are an extension of God’s love then we should not attack either or we are acting on a belief in a false god.
In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested that we recognize, and admit that our lives our unmanageable. It is further suggested that we turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. Today’s lesson in the Course reassures us that God has not cruelty. God is not defensive of anything but only expansive, all encompassing, all loving.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and in this inherent worth and dignity there is no cruelty, no defensiveness, no vengeance, no attack, only honor and glory.
Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, remind ourselves that there is no cruelty in God and therefore none in ourselves.