Thursday, March 23, 2023

What kind of spirit kindredship arises?

The Bible says, “The Word (or thought) was made flesh.” Strictly speaking this is impossible, since it seems to involve the translation of one order of reality into another. Different orders of reality merely appear to exist, just as different orders of miracles do. Thought cannot be made into flesh except by belief, since thought is not physical. Yet thought is communication, for which the body can be used. This is the only natural use to which it can be put. To use the body unnaturally is to lose sight of the Holy Spirit’s purpose, and thus to confuse the goal of His curriculum. T-8.VII.7:1-7

A Course in Miracles (p. 298). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

People confuse their body for their “self” all the time. Thoughts are not flesh but flesh can be used for communication. When we turn people into sex objects we lust after their bodies and their minds are irrelevant. This is called “rape.”

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which arises from their mind not their body.

Today it is suggested that we look past the body, our own and other peoples, and tune into their minds. What kind of kindred spiritship arises?

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