Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lent 2013 (30th Day of Lent)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Today we joyfully release the need to judge others and ourselves. We surrender to the loving discernment of our hearts and see from the perspective of God.
Judgment can be a confusing concept on our Spiritual journey, in that Jesus advises us to "judge not." But there is a difference between human judgment and Divine judgment. (Matthew 7:11).
Divine judgment is based in Spiritual understanding, and it means discernment --- the ability to recognize the most efficient expression of Spiritual energy so we can always choose the better path. Discernment is an essential Spiritual quality that allows us to separate thoughts based in love from those based in fear.
Human judgment, on the other hand, is a mental act based in sense perception. It is not seeking efficiency, but blame. Rather than affirming unity, it creates duality, and is rooted in a fear-based belief that someone must be wrong. This is not our role to assume; it is a misuse of the Power of God within us. An amazing transformation occurs when we simply take to heart our tendency to judge others and ourselves, and allow it to dissolve in Divine love, surrounding all judgment to God.
reprinted from Unity's "A Season for Spiritual Growth"