My sinless brother is my guide to peace. My sinful brother is my guide to pain. And which I choose to see I will behold.
As comedian, Flip Wilson, would say in his Geraldine routine, “What you see, honey, is what you get!” When we look at our brothers and sisters what do we see: sin or sinlessness? Do we look at the ego stuff or the spark of the Divine? Today’s lesson teaches that what we focus on is what we get.
In Alcoholic Anonymous it suggests, in step nine, that we make amends in cases where it would do no harm. Step nine involves repairing the ruptures in relationships seeking to heal rather than to harm.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a world community of peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Today, it is suggested that we seek to behold the sinlessness in our brothers and sisters and in doing so we see the sinlessness in ourselves and experience heavenly peace and joy.