Let me forget my brother’s past today.
We all know that the past is past, the future is yet to come, and all we have is now, which is a gift that is called the present. It’s a present. Get it? Like a birthday present.
Today’s lesson tells us to forget the past. Why live in it when there are so many other possibilities?
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested, in step four, that we do a fearless moral inventory of ourselves, and in step seven ask God to remove our shortcomings which in fact God has already done because in God’s world they don’t exist. They exist only in our world of the ego which God knows nothing of because we made it up after we separated ourselves from God.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In this realm of inherent worth and dignity there is no past, only the blissful present if we can remember it.
Today, it is suggested that we forget the past and focus on the Divine Spark in all our brothers because it is in this Divine Light that we find peace and bliss.