Tuesday, February 8, 2022

In which realm do we wish to put our faith?

The Last Judgment might be called a process of right evaluation. It simply means that everyone will finally come to understand what is worthy and what is not. After this, the ability to choose can be directed rationally. Until this distinction is made, however, the vacillations between free and imprisoned will cannot but continue. T-2.VIII.3: 5-8

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

The passages of A Course In Miracles can be so dense that they take a lot of unpacking to understand. The Course teaches that there are two realms of understanding: the realm of the ego which is based on illusions and the realm of the spiritual which is based on truth, goodness, and beauty. We are conditioned by society to believe that the realm of the ego is true while the realm of the spiritual is illusionary when it is really the other way around. When we come to realize this it is the “right evaluation” and after this judgment “ judgment” no longer has any meaning, so in the realm of the ego, it is the “last judgment.”

In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God, and God being Unconditional Love, judgment no longer has any meaning.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us from the realm of the ego and the illusionary to the realm of the Spiritual and the True which provides us with all the meaning that is needed and desired.

Today, we are asked to consider which realm we wish to inhabit. Jesus said to be in the world but not of the world. This last evaluation is what He was talking about. We need but decide which world we believe to be true, good, and beautiful and in which we wish to put our faith.

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