My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.
When you look upon the world out there what do you expect to see:goodness or evil? Do you tend to be a pessimist or an optimist? In your estimation is the glass half full or half empty? Today are you expecting good things to happen or bad things to happen? Today’s lesson gives the preferred answer which is that we prefer to see the holy. We prefer to look deeply and see the Divine Spark in every one no matter how heinous their behavior has been and is. Jesus said it best when He said, “Love your enemies.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in step twelve that we carry our message of spiritual awakening to others and allow this message to pervade all our affairs.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Today we will remind ourselves that perception is reality and what we want to perceive we experience as good or bad, blessed or cursed, positive or negative, sinful or holy. Our bias has a self fulfilling prophecy. Today, we can decide to have our sight go forth to look upon Christ’s face. In that decision we experience peace, joy, and gratitude.