Let me remember that there is no sin.
Sin is a mistake even if the mistake is made intentionally. Intentionally making a mistake is simply another mistake. And so the world is divided up into offenders and perpetrators. What a way to live. Today, the lesson teaches us to give it up and remember that in the world of the Spirit there is no sin.
Hard to believe that there is no sin because the ego has made this its most important teaching to control us with guilt. We accuse ourselves of guilt and others. Where are we going here?
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in step four that we do a fearless moral inventory, and in step five admit the harm we have done, and in step six ask God to remove these sins, and in step nine to make amends. The problem with step six is that God knows nothing of our sins because they don’t really exist, but the ego won’t admit it. However, in the world of the Spirit love makes all things whole (holy) and there is no offender or victim. We are asked today to remember this fact.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. The Universalists don’t believe in the punishment for sin. The Universalists teach that God loves us unconditionally no matter what. The ego on the other hand loves wrath, condemnation, punishment, and vengeance. The Universalists would join the students of the Course and say, “Let me remember that there is no sin.”
So, today, when we are feeling afraid, guilty, angry, resentful, let me remember that in the world of the Spirit there is no sin but a world of Unconditional Love.