It’s All Good

 

Saying it’s all good does not mean that terrible things don’t happen or that people can’t be cruel or abusive. It means releasing the labels of good and bad so we can learn from every experience. We can look at the world through, “beginner’s eyes.” In Religious Science we do not deny the human experience, we declare there is a higher truth in the situation, and it is there we can find meaning. Ernest Holmes wrote, “What is it we are going to affirm? That life is good. We are going to do this even though everything we see and touch seems to contradict the allness of life.”

Sports Illustrated, ran a story last year about a skydiving instructor whose chute was faulty and at the last moment positioned himself to take the brunt of the fall saving his student’s life. Today the student is fine but the instructor is a quadriplegic. The writer ended the story with these words, “It was in a strange way a rare opportunity Dave received. How many of us have a chance to be tested like that?” Only when we are tested can we realize the spiritual strength that we have. We get to experience the God within operating in our lives.

One of the greatest sports feats of the last century was Roger Bannister’s running a sub four minute mile, no one had ever done it before. What most people do not know is two years prior to that he was an Olympic favorite but he lost the race. Thirty years later he revealed that if he had won that race he would have retired from competition. In other words his failure propelled him to greater glory. As Ernest Holmes reminds us, “Only as we give the best to every passing experience can we enter into the joys of living.”

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About revrgfox

Rev. Ron Fox serves as the minister of the Center for Spiritual Living-Space Coast in Rockledge, Florida. Prior to serving in Florida, he was the minister of the Spiritual Enrichment Center in Peoria, Arizona; he has also served in Auburn and Seal Beach, California. Rev. Ron has served as an Ecclesiastical Representative, Chair of the Asilomar Planning Committee, and Chair of the UCSL Awards Committee. He is a gifted speaker and a published writer, and his inspirational style is coupled with a keen sense of humor, making him a favorite with audiences everywhere he has spoken. Rev. Ron and his wife Becky, a UCSL Practitioner, graphic designer and artist, reside in Merritt Island, Florida.

Posted on August 29, 2014, in Inspirational and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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