Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lent 2013 (36th Day of Lent)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
We allow the purifying flames of Divine forgiveness to radiate from our hearts to every cell of our bodies, every thought in our minds. We are whole and perfect, one with all of life and one with God.
Charles Fillmore's suggested Bible verse for today includes these powerful words from the prophesy of Joel, "And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."
What is the nature of the Spirit of God that must pour out upon all flesh? Clearly it is the Spirit of forgiveness, for forgiveness dissolves any appearance of separation among ourselves and, especially, between us and God. Forgiveness is a Spiritual fire that purifies us from the dross of judgment and error thought.
To forgive is to agree to see everything from the perspective of God --- to share the compassionate understanding, the unconditional love with which God embraces all human frailty. Forgiveness opens the way for us to prophesy, to see visions, to dream dreams --- and to find the creative energy of God within us that will make those visions and dreams the reality of our lives.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"

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