Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lent 2013 (28th Day of Lent)

Saturday, March 16, 2013
We set aside any longing for miracles, recognizing that in truth we cannot be any more intimately entwined with God than we are. Nothing is denied us by the loving will of God, no expression of good is ever withheld. We are immersed in God, and as we open our hearts, we feel the Presence of God moving through us, expressing in our lives as abundance, joy and love.
"God never performs miracles." Charles Fillmore wrote, "if by 'miracle' is meant a departure from universal law." Extraordinary events that seem like exceptions simply reflect a more advanced understanding of the law than is expressing in our collective consciousness at the moment. When Jesus assured us that we would do what He did, He was simply affirming that we would eventually reach a state of consciousness in which the full implications and possibilities of the law would become clear, as they already were to Him.
Miracles in the traditional sense of the word create a gulf between God and ourselves, which can only be bridged by an extraordinary act of God. But Jesus taught that there is no gulf, no need for a bridge, nowhere to build a bridge, because there is no distance at all between us and God.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Sprirtual Growth"