Monday, October 31, 2022

Knocking on heaven’s door.

We said before that the Holy Spirit is evaluative, and must be. He sorts out the true from the false in your mind, and teaches you to judge every thought you allow to enter it in the light of what God put there. Whatever is in accord with this light He retains, to strengthen the Kingdom in you. What is partly in accord with it He accepts and purifies. But what is out of accord entirely He rejects by judging against. This is how He keeps the Kingdom perfectly consistent and perfectly unified. Remember, however, that what the Holy Spirit rejects the ego accepts. This is because they are in fundamental disagreement about everything, being in fundamental disagreement about what you are. The ego’s beliefs on this crucial issue vary, and that is why it promotes different moods. The Holy Spirit never varies on this point, and so the one mood He engenders is joy. He protects it by rejecting everything that does not foster joy, and so He alone can keep you wholly joyous. T-6.V.C.1:1-11

A Course in Miracles (pp. 238-239). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

The challenge in living a good life is discerning God’s will for us. Who is it that God wants us to become, and what is it that God wants us to do with our life? How do we know if we are discerning God’s will correctly? The litmus test is does our choice give us peace and joy or fear and guilt?

In Unitarian Universalism some of us covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search for truth and meaning is discerning God’s will. What would Love have us do? If we are unsure we can ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Jesus told us, “Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Today it is suggested that we knock on the door of the Kingdom of God.

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