During this Advent season, Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center will celebrate the emergence of a spiritual truth that forever changed what it means to be a human being.
Its the emergence of the life-generating, creative power of divine love – that which we call God – seeking new expression through the human mind, heart and story.
That power has the greatest potential to reduce suffering and expand good in the unfolding story of humanity.
We acknowledge Jesus as one of the first human beings fully awake to this creative, divine power. He became conscious of it as the spirit of his being.
Many people, including many Bible scholars, question whether the biblical story of Jesus birth is true. What makes the story valuable is that it represents how the birth of the creative power of love – God – comes into the human experience.
The story reminds us that in the deepest, most pure and unaffected place in the human heart, a new experience of God can be born.
It is God giving birth to its creative power of love through human beings. When acknowledged and nurtured, it can grow and forever transform the human experience.
Most people can believe there is a great, often untapped potential for love in human nature. They can and want to believe that the power of love can do extraordinary things when it governs the heart and mind and when it comes alive through our relationships.
The story of the birth of Jesus is a story that can be interpreted as divine love emerging from within humanity to answer the challenges that humans face.
Even though the cultural and social challenges we face today are different from those in the time of Jesus, the need for God to be born into the affairs of humanity is at least as critical because of the increasing human impact on the world.
Meister Ekhart, a 14th-century Christian mystic, said: What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to the son of God fourteen hundred years ago and I do not also give birth to the son of God in my time and in my culture? We are all meant to be mothers of God.
At Unity, we believe there is a great spiritual purpose and potential seeking to be born anew through the human mind and heart and into our relationships and interactions with each other.
This shared spiritual awakening may be Gods best answer to our needs and our prayers. As more people discover and develop that reality within themselves, we will create new, mutually enhancing ways to be in right relationship with each other and with our world.
We will discover how the unique self-interest of individuals can become aligned with the interest of the whole, and we will give birth to what Jesus called the kingdom of God/heaven.
That is the good news we are made for. Its ours if we choose it.