Give me your blessing, holy Son of God
In the Christian tradition, I was taught to say, “The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost.” More than say it, as a Catholic, I was taught to make the sign of the cross, touching first my forehead, then my heart, and then each shoulder. The “Son” I always thought of as Jesus. In the metaphysics of the Course, the Son refers to all of humanity, all of the Father’s sons and daughters, even the ones that are hated, despised, attacked, vilified, maybe even killed as enemies.
Today, in this lesson, it is suggested that we ask everybody, even our enemies, for their blessing. What do you make of that?
In Alcoholic Anonymous, in steps eight and nine, we are asked to consider all the people we have harmed and where it would do no further harm make amends. In other words, we give them our blessing instead of our enmity.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, even those we despise. No small action.
Today, it is suggested and we picture in our mind someone that we particularly dislike and despise and ask them for their blessing. It is suggested that we say this prayer, “Give me your blessing holy Son of God. I would behold you with the eyes of Christ, and see my perfect sinlessness in you.”