Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.
We are born, and we are socialized and conditioned, and we grow old and hopefully grow up and as we mature we realize that our socialization and conditioning are not true but constructed. We have been trained to worship idols and have forgotten that the Divine is simply Love. The question is not what would society have me do, but rather, what would love have me do? The lesson today teaches that we should not bind God’s creations with our human made laws.
In Alcoholic Anonymous in the first three steps, we come to realize that our lives based on the rules, expectations, and laws of the ego are unmanageable. It is suggested that we turn our willfulness over to merging our will into what we intuit is the will of the Divine or the Tao.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the first and most important being the inherent worth and dignity of every person. The question always should be “what would Love have me do?” The Loving thing often is not the legal thing, the regulatory thing, and expected and required thing. It is asked in A Course In Miracles, “Would you rather be right or be happy? Unitarian Universalism teaches us clearly that we are to honor the inherent right and dignity of every person whether they are an outlaw or not.
Today, it is suggested that we be mindful of whether society’s expectations are loving and we remind ourselves that we have a choice sometimes between the loving thing and the right thing. The lesson teaches, “Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.”