Saturday, December 4, 2021

The person with ears to hear, let them hear.

That the miracle may have effects on your brothers that you may not recognize is not your concern. The miracle will always bless you. T-1.III.8:1-2

It is a key concept in A Course In Miracles that we learn what we teach.

Mother Teresa said that she did her work to be faithful not to be successful. She left “success” up to God. Jesus said that the way to the kingdom is “to love as I have loved,” and she did her work to be loving not to be successful. Today’s idea in the Course is the same. Miracles are achieved by the doer and their consequences often are not known or even appear, at the time, to be impotent, and yet our faith is that they are helpful at least to the doer if not the intended recipient.

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step twelve, that we share our spiritual awakening with others. Whether the sharing has a positive intended effect is out of our hands. We shouldn’t try and can’t control it. Our sharing is not necessarily for the others benefit but the sharing strengthens our own recovery.

In Unitarian Universalism we affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. Growth is not anything we have the power to produce. We are merely the catalyst. We encourage in faith and success is not our goal.

Today, we are encouraged to share the good, the true, and beautiful as best we can. Whether this sharing falls on deaf ears or fertile ground is best left up to factors that are outside of our control.

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