Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality


Breaking Traditions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When my husband and I got married, I was introduced to the Petersen Christmas traditions. My sister-in-law brought tomato aspic to the Christmas dinner. No offense to those of you who like tomato aspic (cold molded tomato juice), but I don’t prefer it and so didn’t eat it. I noticed no one else did either except my sister-in-law and her husband, who appeared to be eating it as an obligation.

Human beings get things stuck in their heads and miss reality. The fact is, there was plenty of food at Christmas dinner and it was silly to overeat or eat that which is distasteful, because eating tomato aspic was tradition.

I mean really, how long had this tradition been in effect? Forty or four years?

Christ Jesus proved that even if a tradition is followed for centuries, it still can be broken. One such tradition is to believe God’s will is convoluted or contradictory; whereas God’s will is a reality we can understand and abide by.

From 21st Century Science and Health, “If God causes people to be sick, sickness must be good, and therefore health must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. Or, if violating God’s law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. However, it is the transgression of a belief of human mind, not of a law of matter nor of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness. The remedy is Truth, not mortality—the truth that disease is illusion, unreal.”

 



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