Friday, October 15, 2021

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service you can render to another. It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously. T-1.1.18:1-4

The miracle is a shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. In the world of the ego we are separate, alone, divided. In the world of the Spirit we are all One together in love. Salvation is when everybody loves everybody all the time. So when we engage in miracles we are engaging in love where no one is excluded and we recognize that while in the world of the ego we see ourselves as droplets we are, in fact, all part of the ocean.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step eleven that we improve our conscious contact with God, our Higher Power as we understand our Higher Power, and in step twelve that we share this spiritual awakening with others. This sharing is a miraculous service.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and the encouragement to spiritual growth. This acceptance and encouragement is the work of miracles.

Today, when you see someone without a smile give them one of yours. Sharing your optimistic joy engenders hope and comfort to those who temporarily are without any.

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