Sunday, July 3, 2022

We have a choice and if we choose wrong we can choose again.

The Holy Spirit is the perfect Teacher. He uses only what your mind already understands to teach you that you do not understand it. The Holy Spirit can deal with a reluctant learner without going counter to his mind, because part of it is still for God. Despite the ego’s attempts to conceal this part, it is still much stronger than the ego, although the ego does not recognize it. The Holy Spirit recognizes it perfectly because it is His Own dwelling place; the place in the mind where He is at home. You are at home there, too, because it is a place of peace, and peace is of God. You who are part of God are not at home except in His peace. If peace is eternal, you are at home only in eternity. T-5.III.10: 1 - 8

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

The ego mind does not want us to become aware of Spirit. Spirit is threatening to the ego because unconditional love of Spirit is contradictory to conditional love of the ego. We yearn for unconditional love and sense that this is how God loves us in spite of what the ego mind tells us. When we get in touch with the Divine Spark of unconditional love we experience great peace and joy.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The end of this search is the awareness of unconditional love as the Universalists taught us.

Today, we reflect on our choice between ego and Spirit. Will we choose a world of conditional love or unconditional love? It is liberating to know that we have a choice and if we choose wrong, we can always choose again.

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