Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lent 2013 (14th Day of Lent)

Thursday, February 28, 2013
I am one with the infinite Law of God --- one with the principle of never-ceasing growth toward the fulfillment of God's perfect idea embedded in all creation.
Mystical writer Evelyn Underhill wrote in the early 1900's: "The Spiritual life does not begin in an arrogant attempt at some peculiar kind of other-worldliness, a rejection of ordinary experience. It begins in the humble recognition that human things can be very Holy, full of God; whereas high-minded speculations about His nature need not be Holy at all."
The Holy Presence of God in even the most mundane human experiences reflects the fact that all of life unfolds according to Spiritual Law. This Law assures us that God is a solid and reliable source for our greatest good.
"Whatever a man sows," we're reminded in the Epistle to the Galatians, "that he will also reap." (Galatians 6:7). And this is literally all we need to know about Spiritual Law. If we sow thoughts of lack, fear, anger, disease, that will be the crop we reap. But if we work with this Law instead of ignoring it, the result will be infinite good. If we plant seeds of love, appreciation and compassion, we will reap the benefits richly --- not just as we sow, for God does not deal in even exchanges, but "heaped up, pressed down, and running over."
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"