The Absolute Word is based on Sunday messages appearing in Daily Word®, a copyrighted Unity publication, and has been used with permission.
October 23, 2016
I claim my Divine Identity,
I freely give grace to myself and others.
Grace as defined by Merriam-Webster is “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.” In Unity, “divine assistance” is not something handed out by God, a divine Being that judges us. “Divine Assistance” is the Divine Ideas we already are. We have all the Divine Ideas there ever were, are or ever will be because our minds are infolded in God-Mind.
Grace is not something granted to us by God, grace is what we freely give to ourselves and others based on the Divine Idea of Benevolence. We use the Divine Idea of Benevolence for all acts of kindness and the disposition to do good. Grace is when we see beyond our own errors and the errors of others.
When I am in error thinking, I change my mind by benevolently perceiving my own Divinity. When I see error in someone else, I choose to their Divinity. In order to live gracefully, it helps to remember what the writer of Philippians 4:8 wrote, “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” I claim my Divine Identity, I freely give grace to myself and others.