“Do we need a savior?"
Rev. Chris Jackson, Senior Minister
We don’t need a savior because we already have one.
We do not need to wait or search for a savior, because the only one who can “save” us is us.
Most every one of us (yes, even the good, Unity student) has spent their life looking for someone or something outside of themselves that will save them from calamities and pitfalls they believe are being inflicted upon them by external conditions. Yet ultimately, we are the only one who can save our self from the experiences that result by accepting false ideas and beliefs about ourselves, others and life.
As we begin to understand that everyone outside of us is a reflection of something inside of us, we see that, in a certain sense, we all function as saviors to one another. All people in our lives are called forth by our higher nature to reveal aspects of ourselves that call for our attention. In recognizing our oneness with everyone and everything, we begin to realize that everyone on our path is calling us to remember that we are offspring of the divine. We are each being saved from forgetting our own beautiful identity as a child of God.
Rev. Elizabeth Longo, Associate Minister
Why would we need a savior if we are made in the image and likeness of our Creator? I believe that as long as I am believing thoughts ”that I need a savior” I am harvesting thoughts of not being good enough, and somehow being flawed and sinful. Instead, I think it is a much more beneficial practice to question our thoughts, practice the art of prayer, contemplate in the silence and begin to listen to the “still small voice” that knows it is one with its creator.
The world would be a much better place if everyone took responsibility for their lives and instead of waiting for an outside savior began to discover and tap into the healing love that is easily available in each of our hearts. The savior is closer than our very breath. It is the clear awareness that we are holy and our very essence is divine.