Sunday, September 4, 2022

Punishment is the work of the ego not of God.

No one is punished for sins, and the Sons of God are not sinners. Any concept of punishment involves the projection of blame, and reinforces the idea that blame is justified. The result is a lesson in blame, for all behavior teaches the beliefs that motivate it. The crucifixion was the result of clearly opposed thought systems; the perfect symbol of the “conflict” between the ego and the Son of God. This conflict seems just as real now, and its lessons must be learned now as well as then. T-6.I.16:4-8

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

The idea that no one is punished for sins seems so foreign to the ego that it is almost unbelievable. And yet Jesus tells us that in the Kingdom of God there is no punishment.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In the world of inherent worth and dignity punishment does not exist.

Today it is suggested that we reflect on our innate innocence and come to understand that punishment is the work of the ego not of God.

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