By Rev. Lauri Boyd, Minister, Unity of Columbia, MO
“In the simplest language, this practice [of Universal Benevolence] is about keeping your heart open as often as possible.”
Living Originally: Ten Spiritual Practices to Transform Your Life by Rev. Robert Brumet
Universal Benevolence means practicing goodwill and kindness to all persons, and ultimately to all beings. Jesus taught the practice of Universal Benevolence this way – “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (Jn 15:12)
The practice consists of three specific intentions: appreciation, kindness and generosity. When we practice appreciation, we choose to consciously recognize the value of the people and things around us. This recognition leads us naturally to the practice of kindness, blessing those around us through our words and actions. Generosity is kindness taken to the next level. It is grounded in the intention to give abundantly at every opportunity.
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