My true identity abides in You.
Neale Donald Walsch, the author of the Conversations with God books, teaches that if you don’t like the word “God” substitute the word “Life.” We can deny a belief in “God” but we can’t deny a belief in “Life” since we are living it. This is what is meant by today’s lesson which is “My true identity abides in You.” In other words, My true identity abides in Life.
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in step three that we make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Life as we understand Life. We keep trying to make Life something it’s not by making it treat us in certain ways that don’t seem to always work out. What’s wrong? It’s our willfulness rather than willingness to go with the flow, the Tao.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. In UU we are encouraged to show a little respect. As Aretha Franklin sang in her great song, R E S P E C T.
Today, it is suggested that we remind ourselves many times that our true identity abides in the whole enchilada which we name ‘You” meaning, God, Life, Ground of Our Being, Tao, Transcendent Source, or as Luke Skywalker calls it “The Force.” To do this we have to give up our egos and let go and let God and Life is what it is all about.