I have been correctly referred to as “the lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world,” but those who represent the lamb as blood-stained do not understand the meaning of the symbol. Correctly understood, it is a very simple symbol that speaks of my innocence. The lion and the lamb lying down together symbolize that strength and innocence are not in conflict, but naturally live in peace. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” is another way of saying the same thing. A pure mind knows the truth and this is its strength. It does not confuse destruction with innocence because it associates innocence with strength, not with weakness.T-3.I.5:1-6
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Innocence and strength are not in conflict, but innocence, meaning purity, is a strength because it has jettisoned all the baggage of the world of the ego which has conditioned the person’s awareness to believe it is defective, inadequate, weak, insecure, and threatened. The saying is ‘The Truth shall set you free.” The Truth is that your soul is perfect as God created it and if God created it who can stand against it?
In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested in step three that we make a decision to turn our willfulness over to the Will of God. This means that we decide to go with the flow of the Universe, the Source of Creation and recognize our intrinsic Goodness..
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. It is this inherency that is pure, true, good, and beautiful. It is in this inherency that we find our strength. If God is with you, who can be against you?
Today, it is suggested that we accept the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of who and what we really are.