By Rev. Kurt Condra
Philosophically, Unity straddles a divine paradox: Since we teach that all creation begins in Mind, our Movement’s historical tendency is to focus our work in the realm of ideas, then trust worldly outcomes to God. On the other hand, we also teach it’s not enough to simply pray. We’re also called to take action as guided and directed by Spirit.
So how are we to respond to worldly problems? Is it enough to pray that divine justice is active or are we also called to share our views with friends and family? Is it enough to pray and vote in alignment with spiritual principles or are we also called to make a stand for issues we care about? Is it enough to affirm God’s presence in the midst of crises or are we also called to give of ourselves and our resources?
The answer, of course, "Yes!"
It’s easy to get caught up in polarizing rhetoric...and it’s not hard to know the peace that passes understanding. In the space of a breath may you claim it and know the power that comes with balancing the idea of Truth with actions to express it.
Here’s the prayer I’m using this week: I am a channel for the unconditional love of Spirit. I have all the faith, strength and confidence to embody the love of God in thought, word and deed. Aligned with divine justice and wisdom, I see past appearances. I see all things clearly and respond with vision, vigor and purpose. One with God, I am guided and directed toward that which is mine to do and I accomplish it with ease, grace and effectiveness.