Attitudes and Behavioral Dispositions toward Our Brothers: Summary of Class Presentations

The following is a quick summary of both of our recent classes:

ATTITUDES TOWARD OUR BROTHERS

Appreciation

I give you the appreciation that God accords you always,
because you are His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased

Blessing

When you act insanely, you are offering me an opportunity to bless you
I need the blessing I can offer you.

Faith

I have faith in you as God’s Son
because I recognize that you are wholly worthy of it,
and in my appreciation of your worth I cannot doubt your holiness

Gratitude

I am grateful to God for what He created, and so I am grateful to you.
I am grateful for both your loving thoughts and your appeals for help,
for both bring love into my awareness if I perceive them truly.

Honor

Only honor is a fitting gift for you whom God Himself created worthy of honor, and whom He honors.

Non-judgment

I have no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting you totally without judgment.

Open-mindedness

Father, I wait with open mind today, to hear Your Judgment of the Son You love.

Patience

My patience with you is my patience with myself.
Is not a child of God worth patience?

Praise

By affirming your perfection, I praise your Creator.
God offers praise to me, and I must offer it to you.

Trust

Trusting you is essential to my ability to have faith in myself.

BEHAVIORAL DISPOSITIONS TOWARD OUR BROTHERS

Courtesy

As a child of God, you are fully worthy of complete courtesy.

Defenselessness

My defenselessness is strength.
When you seem to attack me, I choose Christ’s strength in me.
In my defenselessness my safety lies.

Devotion

Devotion to you cannot set me back. It can only lead to mutual progress.
The result of genuine devotion to you is inspiration, the opposite of fatigue.

Gentleness

I touch you with the gentle hands of forgiveness.
I gently lead you out of the desert and into my little garden.

Generosity

I give you what is mine in true generosity, and thus protect it forever for myself.

Harmlessness

To be wholly helpful to you, I must also be wholly harmless.

Healing

Healing is my only form of communication to you.
I release you from your past.

Helpfulness

I am here only to be truly helpful.
Nothing in the world is holier than helping you when you ask for help.

Honesty

As your holy brother, what can I tell you except the truth?

Kindness

Without anxiety my mind is wholly kind to you.

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It occurred to me that all of these terms put together are a definition of love.