32nd Day of Lent
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I am the living spirit of God.
In His discourse to the woman at the well of Samaria, Jesus said, "God is Spirit and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The Latin word spiritus from which we get our word 'spirit" then, is the Life Principle, the Divine breath which God is breathing out as a human being and the Universe. The wind spirit implies, unformed, unspecialized, unrestricted, limitless. When Jesus said, "God is Spirit." He was not giving a definition. You cannot define God. Jesus was simply giving a guide to direct our thoughts away from finite form, or from thinking of God as a superman.
When we think of God as a person, He is always, "up there" or "out there". We are forever trying to find Him, to reach Him, to influence Him. You do not have to look "out there" to find the Life Principle. "Closer is he than breathing and nearer than hands and feet." The principle is personalized in what Jesus referred to as "The Father within me."
Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
*** Reprinted from Unity's booklet Lent 2012 Release Your Inner Splendor