Friday, August 18, 2023

Look for the Divine Spark in others.

The miracle is the act of a Son of God who has laid aside all false gods, and calls on his brothers to do likewise. It is an act of faith, because it is the recognition that his brother can do it. It is a call to the Holy Spirit in his mind, a call that is strengthened by joining. Because the miracle worker has heard God’s Voice, he strengthens It in a sick brother by weakening his belief in sickness, which he does not share. The power of one mind can shine into another, because all the lamps of God were lit by the same spark. It is everywhere and it is eternal. T-10.IV.7:1-6

Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (pp. 347-348). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Peace Pilgrim said that when she met other people she would look for the Divine Spark in them and then focus on that. Together, joining with another, the spark bursts into flame and the miracle is manifest in the world.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and the encouragement to spiritual growth. The acceptance is based on the faith in the Divine Spark in every person we meet, and the nurturance of spiritual growth is in encouraging the awareness of the miracle of Atonement or the understanding that we are all one with our Creator as the Universalists taught us.

To what extent is there an understanding in yourself and in your congregation about the unconditional love of God? Are there practices which manifest this understanding? To what extent is there a sense of purpose that motivates one’s life and work with others to bring about the salvation of humankind from the wiles and snares of the ego world?

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