Day 30 Tuesday Divine Judgment/Discernment

April 4, 2017

(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 Discernment.)

Divine Judgment

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 6:37-49.  Human judgment is the mental act of evaluation through comparison or contrast.  Intellectual man always judges his fellow man. Divine judgment is of spiritual consciousness. When we awaken to the reality of our divinity, the light begins to break on us from within, and we know the Truth; this is the quickening of our judgment faculty. This faculty may be exercised in two ways: from sense perception or spiritual understanding. If its action be based on sense, its conclusions are fallible and often condemnatory; if on spiritual understanding, they are safe.  The judgment faculty discerns Truth and balances the faculties in righteousness.  In the Scriptures judgment is often applied to the action of Divine Mind in its work of judging, especially to the experiences that come to man through the working of the law of justice. Man redeems this faculty by placing it in the Absolute, by declaring and realizing that its origin is in God and all its conclusions are based on Truth. This gives a working center from which the I AM begins to set our thought world in order.  I do not judge others as regards their guilt or innocence. I consider myself and how I stand in the sight of the Father. I begin reform with myself. The judgment seat of Christ is within me, and a judging, or discerning between the true and the false is going on daily in me as an overcomer; I am daily reaping the results of my thoughts and my deed.  I affirm: “My judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Discernment

By Rev. Ed Townley

I recognize the spiritual energy expressing through every choice I make.

We make hundreds of choices in the course of an average day.  Every choice, no matter how minor, is an expression of faith.  As we affirm the Truth that everything is a part of the One Presence, One Power, we resist the temptation to judge our choices—or the choices of others—as either good or bad. They are, in Truth, neither one nor the other. Rather, some choices are more efficient in the ease with which they move us toward kingdom consciousness, and others create inefficient distractions.  Our spiritual power of discernment allows us to see all choices from a spiritual perspective and recognize their underlying energies. To choose without judgment is essential if we are to achieve our creative purpose. The gift of discernment makes this possible.

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Day 29 Monday Patience

April 3, 2017

(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 same concept.)

Patience

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Hebrews 11:17-40; 12: 1-6.  Patience is a state of mind that beholds the world from the harmony of the Christ Mind, a freedom from personal thinking. It is an attitude of mind characterized by poise, calmness, and a quiet restful trust, especially in the face of trying conditions. It has its foundation in love. “Great peace have they that love thy law; and they have no occasion of stumbling.”  The first requisite in the development of patience is spiritual understanding. The larger our vision of life, the more freedom we feel, and we are spared the friction and frettings that come to those who are centered in personality. Whether one is patient or not depends on his view of life. If he is selfish and selfcentered and lives in a material world, bound by his own interests, he lacks the qualities that go to make up patience.  We may take the gift of patience and make use of it. We may receive it by faith, and then work it out in every department of our being by daily practice of Truth.  Patience gives self-control. We unfold the capacity to direct our behavior in right ways, a result of spirituality.  I realize that I am feeding my consciousness on divine patience. When my thoughts are in harmony with divine law, they develop my body into God’s beautiful, indestructible temple. “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.”  I affirm: “The serene, calm, trustful Spirit now accomplishes all the desires of my heart. I rest in peace.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

By Rev. Evelyn Foreman

I am patience, flowing in the perfect rhythm of God’s time.

The activity of God is the rhythm of life flowing with ease and grace. When we find ourselves humming along, whistling while we work, recognizing doors opening for us in the direction of our next step, we are in the flow of God’s good.  However, we may sometimes experience a lack of flow. We may struggle to accomplish a task, feeling out of sync and rhythm with the balance of the universe. In times like these, nothing seems to come easily. Prayer is the perfect solution.  Through prayer, we release our attachments, letting go and letting God. Through prayer, we recalibrate ourselves to the spiritual flow of the universe. As we wait on God, we practice patience, knowing the cadence and flow of life are being restored. Every moment as we consciously release our cares and concerns to the allness of God, we transcend our own disharmony and find patience.
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Day 28 Saturday Miracles

April 1, 2017

(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 same concept.)

Miracles

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 14:15-36.  The first miracle in our consciousness is the transforming of the water of thought into the wine of thought, through introducing into the consciousness some of the “angels of God,” or true ideas.  In reality miracles are events that take place as a result of the application of a higher law to certain conditions.  God never performs miracles, if by miracle is meant a departure from universal law. Whatever the prophets did was done by the operation of laws inherent in Being and open to the discovery of every man.  By the power of his thought Elijah penetrated the atoms and precipitated an abundance of rain. Jesus used the same dynamic power of thought to break the bonds of the atoms composing the few loaves and fishes of a little lad’s lunch–and five thousand persons were fed.  Science is discovering the miracle-working dynamics of religion, but science has not yet comprehended the dynamic directive power of man’s thought. All socalled miracle workers claim that they do not of themselves produce the marvelous results; that they are only the instruments of a superior entity.  Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.” As I go on in the exercise of spiritual faculties I shall strengthen them and understand them better and I shall cease to talk about anything as miraculous.  I affirm: “The clear unclouded mind of Jesus Christ dominates all my thinking, and I discern the omnipresent laws of Spirit.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

By Rev. Claudell County

By operation of a higher law, I am a miracle of radiant love and light. With eyes to see and ears to hear, I attune to the ceaseless miracles around and within me.

We are miracles of radiant love. Miracles are happening in our midst at all times. We do not need saints or supernatural beings in order to acknowledge miracles. Scientists admit that the physical universe operates by more than the Newtonian laws of physics.  Quantum physics describe events that operate under other laws.  Between a cause and an effect are other potential mitigating modifiers and factors of which we have no knowledge. This is where the miracles lie—and there is a miracle in everything.  We are filled with miracles. Jesus alluded to the mystery of unknown laws when he said, “Ye who have ears to hear and eyes to see …”  To be attuned to miracles, we must change our perception. To experience a healing miracle, we attune to the perception of wholeness already present. A miraculous peaceful world awaits our willingness to see and hear beyond the news reports to the unfolding mystery of possibilities.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

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Day 27 Friday Principle/God as Principle

March 31, 2017

(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 God as Principle.)

Principle

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 5:19-47.  Principle and Truth are one. Divine Principle is Truth in a universal sense, or as it pertains to Elohim God. Satisfaction comes to us as we live according to Principle.  Universal Principle, the oversoul of this planet, was working its way into expression through Jesus. The same work that Jesus accomplished is being accomplished by all men–though perhaps very slowly.  To demonstrate Principle keep establishing yourself in certain statements(affirmations) of the law. The more often you present to your mind a logical and true proposition, the stronger become the inner feeling of realization.  As the principle of music moves through tones, so does the principle of mind move through ideas. Therefore God, as Principle, moves through the expressed thought of Divine Mind.  The mind of each individual may be consciously unified with Divine Mind through the indwelling Christ. By affirming at-one-ment with God-Mind, we eventually realize the perfect mind which was in Christ Jesus.  “Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.”  I affirm: “Principle is Truth. I know the Truth, and the Truth makes me free.”

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

God As Principle

By Eileen Carlson

I AM a child of God, and every moment his life, love, wisdom, and power flow into and through me. I AM one with God and governed by his law.

God as principle is the foundation upon which everything rests.  Truth and principle are one. We attain spiritual understanding when Truth is revealed to our consciousness.  In Lessons in Truth, H. Emilie Cady tells us the most fundamental principle we forget is our spiritual origin, our spiritual nature, and spiritual purpose. The relationship between God and humankind can be likened to that of parent and child. We are everything that God is, and as expressions of God, we have access to all the spiritual qualities, attributes, and ideas of God.  We come to know God as principle through prayer, meditation, and our study and practice of Truth principles. We then use affirmations to establish these truths in ourselves.
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To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 26 Thursday Heaven/The Kingdom of Heaven

March 30, 2017

(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 The Kingdom of Heaven.)

Heaven

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 13:24-53.  God idealized two universal planes of consciousness, the heaven and the earth, or more properly, “the heavens and the earth.” One is the realm of pure ideals; the other, of thought forms. God does not create the visible universe directly, as man makes cement pavement, but He creates the ideas that are used by His intelligent “image” and “likeness” to make the universe. Thus God’s creations are always spiritual. Man’s creations are both material and spiritual, according to his understanding.  Jesus, of all those claiming intimate acquaintance with spiritual things, gave heaven definite location. “The kingdom of God is within you.” This kingdom is now ready. “The fields . . . are white already unto harvest.” The conditions are ripe. But only those come in who are willing to exchange for it their ideas of earthly possessions. Every earthly link must be broken, every mortal love crucified. This is the way Jesus entered this kingdom, and His way is the way we must all employ.  Heaven is everywhere present. It is the orderly, lawful adjustment of God’s kingdom in man’s mind, body, and affairs; it is the Christ consciousness, the realm of divine ideas, a state of consciousness in harmony with the thoughts of God. Heaven is within every one of us; a place, a conscious sphere of mind, having all the attractions described or imagined as belonging to heaven.  I realize that faith in Spirit and the ultimate dominance of the good in me will restore me to the heavenly consciousness from which I descended.  I affirm: “Heaven within is one perfect harmonious life, substance, and intelligence, and I rejoice.”

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

The Kingdom of Heaven

By Rev. John Beerman

I release all distractions to my spiritual awakening.  I am ready to live in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus, our Way Shower, explains in Matthew 13:45-46, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”  This parable gives us some subtle insights into the kingdom of heaven. First, this merchant might represent you or me in search of something to add to our lives that will bring us satisfaction, freedom, and peace of mind—all of which are invaluable. Second, the pearl he discovers is said to be “one of great value.” That doesn’t tell us its exact characteristics, except that it has sufficient value to cause the merchant to sell everything he owns and buy it!  What have we discovered in our own lives that would cause us to let go of everything else to pursue this one thing? It might be love, prayer, meditation, service to others, or spiritual truth. You will know when you come across this “pearl of great value,” just as the merchant knew. Paradoxically, he sold everything he had to buy this one pearl. It seems the kingdom of heaven is found when we are willing to let go of other possible distractions and pursue one thing with all our heart and being. Are you ready to find your pearl of great value?
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Day 25 Wednesday Peace/Nonresistance

March 29, 2017

(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.)

Peace

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

Nonresistance

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.
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Day 24 Tuesday Healing/Spiritual Healing

March 28, 2017

(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 Spiritual Healing.)

Healing

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 9:14-38.

Health, real health, is from within and does not have to be manufactured in the without. It is the normal condition of man, a condition true to the reality of his being.  The first step in all spiritual healing is the using of faith, and the next step is to become open and receptive to the stream of healing life. Spiritual healing restores to perpetual health because it erases the error thought and cleanses the mind. Through the exercise of faith and our word, our spiritual quality is fused into unity with the power of Christ, and the healing is marvelously accomplished.  It is said that the early Christians, before going forth to do their mighty works, commanded the new life in Christ to come forth and to imbue their consciousness with its healing potency to such an extent that it would flow through them and heal all those to whom they ministered.  They discovered that when they repeated over and over the most powerful prayer Jesus ever uttered, the Lord’s Prayer, the hidden Christ within each one of them was called into action. They further discovered that the fifteenth time they realized the prayer the waters of tribulation as well as all manner of diseases began to subside, and that their realization lifted the consciousness of those who were asking their help. All tribulation and disease dropped away.  Experience proves the power of words to bring health. In healing myself, I talk to my body, repeating necessary denials and affirmations. This raises my consciousness to spiritual reality where all healing power originates.  I faithfully affirm: “Through Jesus Christ, God’s vitalizing energy floods my whole being, and I am healed.”

 

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Spiritual Healing

By Rev. Toni Stephens Coleman

Through deep faith and receptivity, I am healed to my natural state of wholeness.

Healing means curing, growing sound, getting well, and mending.  Health is the state of being whole in mind, body, and spirit. Charles Fillmore said the first step to spiritual healing is to believe health is possible through absolute faith. The second step is to be open and receptive to the healing stream of life through mental cleansing, releasing error thought, and claiming the Truth. The Truth is that health is our natural state.  Being healthy is a state of wholeness. Thus, a person who is disabled may also be whole and completely healthy in mind, body, and spirit. A person facing death can be spiritually healthy and whole. When a person is at one with Divine Mind and lives in the consciousness of God, that person demonstrates health.  Spiritual health requires balance between activity and introspection.  Healing tools are prayer, meditation, study, reflection, and supportive activity. Spiritual healing manifests as we open to our natural state of health.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

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Day 23 Monday The Idea/Consciousness

March 27, 2017

(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 Consciousness.)

The Idea

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 5:141.  In the Scriptures ideas are symbolized by fish. An idea is the original, primary, or unlimited thought of Being: in God-Mind, the eternal Word or Logos. In the idea are involved all the potentialities of that which is to be evolved through man.  The idea itself becomes the evolving power through which it makes itself manifest.  Ideas are catching. We are all heavily charged with ideas. When ideas are released they spring forth and pass from mind to mind, being “recorded” as they fly; when they are expressed the whole race is lifted up–because true ideas are charged with the uplifting Spirit. We bring divine ideas into manifestation by making ourselves one with them, becoming conscious of our indwelling Christ Mind and our oneness with the Father.  As the son is to the father, so is the idea to the mind. Mind is one with its ideas, so the Father–God-Mind–is one with its offspring, the idea–the Son. Mind is coexistent with its ideas, and there is continual interaction and communion. The Father and the Son are one–are coexisting, interacting, and intercommuning in will and purpose. It was from the grand idea of divine life that Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead.  Spiritual inspiration in me is an inflow of divine ideas; activity of a spiritual character; understanding that comes from God. It is the inbreathing of Spirit. The breath of God infused into me has endowed me with super-life. “He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.”  I affirm: “In the presence and power of the Christ idea in me, I proclaim my perfection.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Consciousness

By Rev. John Beerman

I always have the choice to change my perspective.

When I was a young lad, I received my first wallet and some clean, crisp, folding money to fit into it. Both were Christmas gifts from my dad. Unfortunately, I admired my new wallet only a few days and didn’t spend one dollar from it. I inexplicably lost it while playing in the school park near home.  I was reluctant to ask Dad for money to go to the movies the following Saturday. “What happened to your new wallet and your cash?” he asked.  “Well, I lost it, Dad,” I relayed with a pitifully sad face.  “I see,” he replied slowly. “Here’s a suggestion, son: Try to keep your wits about you at all times.” I will never forget those wellchosen words: “Keep your wits about you.”  Many years passed until, by studying and applying Unity truths to my life, I began to see a connection between “keeping your wits about you” and our consciousness. I learned that our consciousness is one of the only things we have any control over.  It is perhaps the most important aspect of our existence! I learned that keeping our wits about us can mean staying consciously aware of what is most important.
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.

 

Day 22 Saturday The Fourth Dimension/Perspective

March 25, 2017

22nd Day   Saturday

(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 Perspective.)

The Fourth Dimension

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 21:1-17.

The fourth dimension is that which embraces and encompasses the other three; it is realization, the doing away with time and space and all conditions. It is the process in which forms lose their apartness and become one under divine law.  The human mind, with its limited reasoning faculties, is bound by time, space, and conditions. By itself it can get no further into the spiritual realm than reason will take it; but when we invoke the aid of the Christ in us we go beyond reason into the realm of pure realization; then we have attained the consciousness of pure be-ing, the fourth dimension of the being.  The one way to enter the realm of the fourth dimension, or of realization, is through scientific prayer, commonly named “the silence.” First, I take with me the word Jehovah and go within and hold it steadily in mind, until the word illumines the whole inner consciousness. I am now functioning in the fourth dimension, and the way is open for concentrating on the prayer I have in mind for the special demonstration.  I fix my attention powerfully on the consummation of an idea until the idea has nucleated a certain amount of thought substance, and I am assured that it will be followed by that silent power of thought which, working throughout my whole being, is bringing forth the thing desired.  When my thoughts radiate with the speed of spiritual light, they blend with creative Mind (called by Jesus “heaven”), and that which I ask for is done.  I affirm: “The illuminating power of Truth awakens and quickens my consciousness, and I discern clearly.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Perspective

By Rev. Evelyn Foreman

I always have the choice to change my perspective.

Anytime we attend a sporting event, concert, play, or show, our perspective depends on where we sit.  When visiting SeaWorld, for example, seating makes an enormous difference. Some people choose to sit in the front row and be fully engaged in the experience. Those in the first few rows often walk away drenched by an amazing encounter with a whale. Others prefer to sit farther back, watching from a distance, consciously avoiding any splash.  In SeaWorld, as in life, where you choose to sit—how you choose to see and experience life—makes all the difference.  If you are feeling like an outsider, you can choose to take a frontrow seat. If you are overly engaged, maybe it’s time to step back. If you feel stagnant and need some perspective, find a different vantage point, and choose again.

 

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

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Day 21 Friday The Grace of God/Grace

March 24, 2017

21st Day   Friday

(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 Grace.)

The Grace of God

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 5:17-20, 38-48.

“As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Grace means good will, favor, disposition to show mercy. Therefore, we do not hold ourselves as bond servants of the law, but as recipients of the grace of God,  as sons of the Most High.  The grace of God extends to all people, not alone to one sect or creed. All men are equal in favor with God.  The grace of God is greater than the laws of man. We may make certain laws and restrictions for ourselves and “his servants ye are whom ye obey.” If we are servants of the law, our obedience is unto death; if we are servants of righteousness, our obedience is unto life. To become recipients of that which the Father would bestow, we should take the element of grace into consideration; that even beyond what we ask, seek, earn, or deserve under the law, God is more than willing to give.  God, as the great creative principle of the universe, will always meet us more than half way. By becoming receptive to the “grace of God,” we receive the measure of God’s provision, which exceeds any of our imaginings. I realize that “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”; that is, the real saving, redeeming, transforming power comes to me through the work that Jesus did in establishing for the race a new and higher consciousness in the earth. I enter into that consciousness by faith in Him and by means of the inner spirit of the law that He taught and practiced.  I affirm: “Through the grace of God I am forgiven and healed.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Grace

By Rev. Angela Rhodes

I open my heart and mind to the unending grace of God alive in me, sustaining me, and expressing as me.
Grace has been defined as the “unmerited love and favor of God toward humankind.” John 1:16 reminds us, “From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”  During this Lenten season, we remember and reflect on the generous, unconditional quality of God’s abiding love. We bring it to heart and mind as we spend time in prayer and meditation. We remember this simple truth: We are never separated from God’s tender, true, loving, and merciful presence.  My daughter Abbey is an emergency room physician. Sometimes we pray together, and as we do, we affirm the grace of God’s love moving through her heart, mind, and hands as she performs her tasks. She and her harmonious team are enfolded in God’s abiding light and love every day—and so are you.

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.