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October-December, 2019

Conversation with Spirit: What Is the Nature of Sin?

by Rev. Jim Peterson, O.M.C.

What inspired me with this poem is the notion that sin is a belief that Love can be lost. In essence it is the idea that the self or an “other” can be without Love or lost to Love. When we attack another in any form, we are upholding the belief that they are without Love and unworthy of Love. This is the imaginary world that is unknown to God.

I sense the reason this is being brought forward at this time is the political strife that seems to surround me. Everyone seems to be talking and thinking about it and taking sides. For me it has been challenging to stay centered within this storm. I find my distress more in the compassion (sorrow) I have for the pain that others are barring themselves under. The poem reminded me that sorrow also the belief in the loss of Love. No one is abandoned and the plan for salvation is in place. My only role is to extend Love and allow Love’s inspiration to guide me in thought and action.

Love, Jim


Sin is the perceived
loss of Love.

It is the belief that someone
can be without Love.

Sin is a construct of the ego
and does not exist
outside the ego.

The notion that Love
can be lost through deeds
or thoughts is a means by which
the ego reinforces the belief that
you can be unworthy of
God’s Love.

This is such a profound
misconception that it literally
makes an imaginary world that
is unknown to God.

God made his Sons and
Daughters like Himself
through the extension of Love.

Thus, Love is inherent in His
Creations. God’s perfection
insures that
the concept of lost love
or sin is impossible.

Rev. Jim Peterson, O.M.C., is a Pathways of Light minister living in Portland, Oregon.
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