Thursday, July 21, 2022

Would we choose conditional love or unconditional love?

 How can you who are so holy suffer? All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt. They came from the Holy Spirit within you, and we know what God creates is eternal. You can indeed depart in peace because I have loved you as I loved myself. You go with my blessing and for my blessing. Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours. I place the peace of God in your heart and in your hands, to hold and share. The heart is pure to hold it, and the hands are strong to give it. We cannot lose. My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God, in Whose Heart and Hands we have our being. His quiet children are His blessed Sons. The Thoughts of God are with you.  T-5.IV.8: 1-15

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

St. Paul writes in a letter to Corinthians something like “If God is with you, who can be against you?” In the above passage from A Course In Miracles we are told by Jesus that goodness, truth, and beauty is forever. It is in knowing this that peace and joy arise.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. One aspect of this search is the purification of the things of the ego and focusing on the things of God. Another way of saying this is that we purify our conditional love to find the unconditional love within. It is this unconditional love, as the Universalists have taught, which are the thoughts of God which abides within us.

Today, it is suggested that we reflect on the differences between conditional love and unconditional love and choose in which we would abide and offer to others.

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