Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #296 - The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.


 Lesson #296

The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.


The question is easy to ask, “What would Love have me do?” It is harder to act on the answer we intuit. A corollary question is, “What would Love have me speak today?”


A friend said to me one time, “You know, being kind isn’t the same thing as being nice.” We had quite a discussion about that idea. You can guess how it went.


The Holy Spirit would always have us be kind, but that doesn’t mean we always have to be nice. Maybe being nice is not being kind, and being kind is not being nice.


In Alcoholic Anonymous we are encouraged, in step four, to do a searching and fearless moral inventory and in step nine it is suggested that we make amends where it would do no further harm. Having done step four we are ready to make amends which is the Holy Spirit speaking through us to repair the harm we have done.


In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in our human relations. In order to do this we ask the Holy Spirit to speak through us today.


Today, it is suggested that we turn our will over to God’s will for us and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us today. It takes practice, patience, and persistence. We get better the more we mindfully enact this idea.


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