Monday, October 11, 2021

Will you bear witness to the true, the good, and the beautiful?

Miracles bear witness to truth. They are convincing because they arise from conviction. Without conviction they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless and therefore destructive; or rather, the uncreative use of the mind. T-1.1.14:1-3

Miracles, remember, in A Course In Miracles is the shift of perception from the world of the ego to the world of the spirit. When we perceive the world of the spirit, love, we are witnessing truth. Jesus taught that the way to the kingdom is “to love as I have loved.” The love that Jesus is talking about is unconditional. We love just because we choose to. It does not depend on other factors. When love is conditional it descends into magic and can be destructive. Conditional love is transactional and as such is subject to multiple distortions and deceptive machinations.

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation and this conscious contact is a miracle.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this search eventually brings us to the realm of miracles which is based on conviction about what is the true, good and beautiful. Magic is counterfeit and leads to anger and sorrow. Unconditional love, as the Universalists taught, is the real deal and brings us to truth.

Today, it is encouraged that we bear witness to the existence of love which is often hidden by the idols of the ego. We are encouraged to look behind the veil of magic to the true, the good, and the beautiful which is infinite and permanent.

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