Thursday, February 24, 2022

Where is peace and joy to be found?


I cannot unite your will with God’s for you, but I can erase all misperceptions from your mind if you will bring it under my guidance. T-3:IV.7:7 A Course In Miracles

The Jesus of A Course In Miracles points out that before we can enter into the presence of God we have to purify our minds of the things of the ego. We have to choose whether we will give up our willfulness and align our will with the will of God or if we will continue to pursue our happiness in our own ways. Most of us continue to go our own way and don’t understand why we are so unhappy, depressed, anxious, fearful, and guilty.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step three, that we make a decision to give up our willfulness and turn our will over to the care of God.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Is this truth and meaning to be found in the pursuit of our willfulness or in something Transcendent?

Today, a simple question is raised about where our peace and joy is to be found. Jesus tells us in A Course In Miracles that where we look for peace and joy is up to us. Today, we are taught that we can make this choice at any time.

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