Thursday, March 9, 2023

Which path do you choose: the way of the ego or the way of Spirit?

Leave all illusions behind, and reach beyond all attempts of the ego to hold you back. I go before you because I am beyond the ego. Reach, therefore, for my hand because you want to transcend the ego. My strength will never be wanting, and if you choose to share it you will do so. I give it willingly and gladly, because I need you as much as you need me. T-8.V.6:6-10

A Course in Miracles (pp. 292-293). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Jesus said several times to people, “Come follow me.” I have, I do, I will. Many of us have. Some of us are here on UU A Way Of Life. Following Jesus is not something you just do on Sunday. Following Jesus has nothing to do with joining a church. Following Jesus beyond the ego is a way of life freely chosen not just once in life, but every day, every hour, sometimes every minute. Following Jesus takes a sense of humor about the absurdity of the things in the life of the ego. They make us laugh and with the laughter comes a lightness of being, some call peace, some call joy, some call bliss.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Eventually it dawns on seekers that truth and meaning is not to be found in the world of the ego, conditional love, but in the world of Spirit, unconditional love.

Today it is suggested that we consider which path we choose to follow: the path of Jesus and unconditional love or the path of the ego and conditional love.

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