Saturday, March 11, 2023

We have a choice: the things that are Caesar’s or the things that are God’s

The world can add nothing to the power and the glory of God and His holy Sons, but it can blind the Sons to the Father if they behold it. You cannot behold the world and know God. Only one is true. I am come to tell you that the choice of which is true is not yours to make. If it were, you would have destroyed yourself. Yet God did not will the destruction of His creations, having created them for eternity. His Will has saved you, not from yourself but from your illusion of yourself. He has saved you for yourself. T-8.VI.2:1-8

A Course in Miracles (p. 293). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Jesus said “Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God.” Most people don’t seem to realize that they have a choice. A Course In Miracles teaches that the things of Caesar are not real but illusions that we create that blind us to the joy and peace and glory of God.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The passage above tells us that the glory of God is what is true and yet we continue to look for love in all the wrong places.

Today it is suggested not that we choose unless we are ready, but simply to recognize and acknowledge that we do have a choice: the things that are Caesar’s or the things that are God’s.

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