Day 25 Wednesday Peace/Nonresistance

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Nonresistance.)


From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 5:14-40.

“Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s Thy God’s and truth’s.”    –Shakespeare

The great thought waves that move the world are set into action by deep thinkers.  Peace and understanding of spiritual realities arise in the mind when it has made the inner contact. When we know the work of Spirit in transforming mind and body, we shall see that the crushing of personal ambitions releases spiritual ideas of far-reaching influence.  Jesus went back to the very source of all discord, and showed how all resistance and antagonism must cease. He did not stop to argue whether the cause was just or not, but He said, “Agree with thine adversary quickly”; “If any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” To the mortal mind this seems like foolishness, but Jesus spoke out of the inner wisdom that knows that it is dangerous to allow any kind of opposing thoughts to form in consciousness. He knew that the universal law of justice would adjust all matters, if men would trust it and cease fighting mentally for their rights. This is accomplished by bringing the Christ, the Prince of Peace, to bear in all our affairs. “My peace I give unto you.”  I praise God for the peace of my own higher self. I rejoice and am glad in the possession of the Holy City within. With my inner vision I see the gates open wide, and holy peace pervades my consciousness.  I affirm: “My mind is stayed on Thee, and I rest in Thy peace and power.”


From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017


By Richard Mekdeci

As I surrender my will to the One Will, I am guided by divine wisdom.

Probably the most powerful act of nonresistance recorded in the New Testament is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  The world was telling him he had failed—he was hated, hunted, and misunderstood. He was fearful and doubtful that his life would have any meaning or impact at all. But in a simple act of surrender, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42), he “renewed his mind” and was transformed beyond the illusion of separation and united with his heavenly Father.  Jesus’ Gethsemane experience represents the classic battle between our humanity and our divinity. Jesus’ human side wanted to flee and live out his days as a simple carpenter, yet his divine nature revealed to him the narrow path that would lead to his highest expression of spiritual power.  Lent is a time when we contemplate our transformation from a human experience to a spiritual experience. It is a time to continually re-mind ourselves that whatever challenges lie before us, even the possibility of death, our true nature is spiritual and immortal.
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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