God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain is healed; all misery replaced with joy. All prison doors are opened. And all sin is understood as merely a mistake.
Universalists teach that God loves us unconditionally and would never consign any of God’s creations to hell. In the world of the ego, mistakes are made due to the separation which the ego condemns as sin to ignite guilt, suffering, fear, and anger. If we call on God to heal our separation, God’s answer is some form of peace.
In Alcoholic Anonymous we are encouraged to improve our conscious contact with God which is done through forgiveness. We first forgive ourselves with God’s love and then others.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Mistakes are recognized, acknowledged, and forgiven as we perceive and focus on the Divine Spark in every person.
Today, in lesson #359, we experience the peace of God when we forgive, which is the willingness to give up making other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness. We recognize that we are not victims except by our own choosing. We are responsible for the choice we make between Love and fear.