Day 11 Monday Understanding

Understanding

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 2:40:52.

Spiritual understanding is the ability of the mind to apprehend and realize the laws of thought and the relation of ideas one to another. It is that something through which we understand God and ourselves.  Understanding reveals that love and wisdom should work together, that power

should be expressed through love, and zeal should be tempered with wisdom.  Intellectual understanding comes first in the soul’s development, then a deeper understanding of Principle follows, until the whole man ripens into wisdom.  Those who are being educated in Truth through the power of the word will finally arrive at the place where the true light from Spirit will dawn on them, and they will see with spiritual understanding and have proof of the reality of the

Christ Mind.  I realize that God is supreme knowing. That in me which comprehends is understanding; it knows and compares in wisdom. Its comparisons are not made in the realm of form, but in the realm of ideas. Understanding is that in me which knows how to accomplish things. I claim my Christ understanding at all times.  If willfulness of the mortal tries to take over, I gently deny it power, and affirm for spiritual understanding. At all times I hold for absolute freedom in the Lord.  God is the one principle; we are all as free to use God as we are free to use the principle of mathematics or music. The principle never interferes, but if it is to be rightly applied, I must develop understanding.  I affirm: “Divine understanding in me unites with the Holy Spirit, and I always know what to do.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017
By Rev. Dale Worley

I AM open to a deeper understanding of the Spirit of Truth within all people.

Following the events of September 11, 2001, people in Huntsville, Alabama, formed a group called 911: Respond to the Call. The group’s main function was to gather various faith-based organizations and go into the community to do service work on a weekend near 9/11 each year. A similar group called Congregations in Service has been working two weekends a year in Savannah, Georgia, for more than a decade. According to their website, “Congregations in Service began in 2004 with a simple mission—uniting people of different faiths to work together and lift up our community.”  These groups promote understanding among people of different backgrounds. It is easy to judge or even condemn others based on prejudice and preconceived ideas. However, when we take the time to know someone personally, and when we work for the common good with someone different from ourselves, we move into deeper understanding. We learn that on the inside we are all the same. We all have the same needs, wants, and desires. As we look past our differences and behold the Christ, the Spirit of Truth, in others, we quicken that presence within ourselves as well.

 

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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