Friday, March 8, 2013

Lent 2013 (21st Day of Lent)

Friday, March 8, 2013
We eagerly express the grace of God in all our interactions with others. We feel God flowing abundantly through us, and we give just as freely, without measuring, without judging and without any sense of lack.
Grace is freely given, without regard to whether it is earned --- that's what makes it grace!
Jesus made it clear the He did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it --- to open us to new possibilities. We reach this new stage of Spiritual consciousness by first putting it forth to others. We move beyond an eye-for-an-eye consciousness and instead do good to those who persecute us, loving even our enemies.
When we are thus expressing grace, we are similarily infilled with grace from the infinite Source of God. The Power of God is eager to express abundantly, to flow freely into our lives, to bring more good than we could possibly earn under the strict dictates of the law.
"God as the Great Creative Principle of the Universe will always meet us more than halfway." Charles Fillmore wrote. "By becoming receptive to the 'grace of God' we receive the measure of God's portion, which exceeds any of our imaginings."
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"