One of the other topics I discussed in my sermon last Sunday was the issue of grace. Of all the world’s major organized religions, Christianity is the only one that offers grace.
Now we have a little different take on it at my church than some others do.
Some read the Bible and classify man as having original sin. In Unity, we see it as original blessing.
That’s why if you watched the service, when the choir sang Amazing Grace, they substituted the word “soul” for “wretch.” We don’t think people are wretched. We believe you are a perfect child of God.
But because we’re human, we sometimes get off course and make mistakes. When you are getting less than prosperous results, that is a sign that you have made a mistake. Those mistakes offer us the lessons we discussed in the last post.
When you’re on the path of enlightenment, you learn from the lesson and move on to the next one. And here’s the gospel, which actually means good news: If you do make a mistake, you have the benefit of grace.
And that’s amazing!