Friday, February 25, 2022

When peace and joy arise.

“Many are called but few are chosen” should be, “All are called but few choose to listen.” Therefore, they do not choose right. The “chosen ones” are merely those who choose right sooner. T-3:IV.7:12-14

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

There are lines in A Course In Miracles that make me laugh. ACIM can be a funny book if the reader gets it and sees the absurdity and incongruity in people’s thoughts about their lives.

People are not good listeners and sometimes only listen when they hit bottom. In step one of Alcoholics Anonymous it says that  we finally admitted that we were powerless and that our lives were unmanageable. People are hell bent on doing what they want to do and there may be an enlightened witness who asks, “How is that working for ya?” The person finally responds “Not so well. There must be a better way.” This realization is what can be called “The Dawning.”

The dawning precipitates, hopefully, a search for what that better way may be. That’s when the person starts listening and engages in what Unitarian Universalists call the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Today, it is suggested that we start to listen and ask Jesus, the Holy Spirit, our Higher Power for help. When God is with you, who can be against you? When you align your will with God’s will for you, wonderful things start to happen and peace and joy arise.

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