I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For Everyone, Everywhere…All Over The World. And For The Many Who May Find It Hard To Love Others…For Whatever Reasons…Remember That Love Is Our Essence…The Core Of Our Being – Even Though We May Sometimes Forget. And We Don’t Have To Receive It To Be It…Neither Should We Be Disappointed If It Is Not Reciprocated; For The Rewards And Accolades In This World Are Transitory…But The Divine Blessings Of Our “Mighty I AM Presence”…When We Move In Love…Are Eternal! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
(The Development of Divine Love)
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” – Jesus.
“Jesus weeping over Jerusalem is the picture of a great love welling up in the heart and flowing out to all the earth – the love of the good Father for His erring and willful children. Such is the love of Christ for His own; such is the love of God through Christ for all creation.
We may talk about the wisdom of God, but the love of God must be felt in the heart. It cannot be described, and one who has not felt it can have no concept of it from the descriptions of others. But the more we talk about love, the stronger it grows in the consciousness, and if we persist in thinking loving thoughts and speaking loving words, we are sure to bring into our experience the feeling of that great love that is beyond description – the very love of God.
It is popularly taught and believed that there is but one love; that God is love and that all love is from Him, hence that all love is God’s love.
Love is a divine principle and man can know it in its purity by touching it at its fountainhead. There it is not tinged in any way by man’s formative thought, but flows forth a pure, pellucid stream of infinite ecstasy. It has no consciousness of good or evil, pure or impure, but pours itself out in great oceans of living magnetic power, to be used by whosoever will.
Man has a faculty through which he receives love from Being; this faculty is commonly called the heart. The heart, however, is but the visible expression of an invisible center of consciousness. Sense discerns that man has a heart, but soul discerns an inner faculty in man through which he may express an attribute of Being.
By his word, man calls his powers into activity, that through them he may manifest God. Jesus was the orderly man of God, manifesting under divine law the attributes of Being. Jesus “called unto him his disciples”; that is, by His word He spiritually quickened and educated His twelve faculties.
Peter, faith active in the thinking faculty, is the first disciple called. Peter is the rock foundation of that consciousness which is the church of Christ. You will find that the character of your whole consciousness depends upon how you think. You may have great love, but unless you guide it with right thoughts it will not build up a harmonious consciousness. Love poured through the heart of a mother who has fear in her thought, shatters the body of a delicate child. The thinker must be strong and sure in his grasp of right thoughts.
The second disciple is Andrew, brother to Peter; he represents strength. James represents judgment, discrimination, the faculty that chooses the good and eschews the evil. This faculty must be brought out before love in its fullness is safe in the life of man. Love has not will and volition, except as they are infused into it by the other faculties.
John is love, and he leaned on the Master’s bosom. This is to symbolize the innocence, tenderness, and dependence of love. Peter is bold, impetuous, executive – affirms his undying allegiance to the Master one moment and denies Him the next – but the loyalty and the constancy of love were dominant in the character of John. We find that these four faculties, evenly balanced, will form the foundation of a harmonious body and mind.
You must think, and think with faith in both God and yourself – that is Peter.
You must think with strength and power – that is Andrew.
You must think with judgment and discretion – that is James.
You must center all your thought, your strength, and your judgment in love – that is John.
To Peter, the faithful thinker, is given the key to the kingdom of heaven, but he can never open the gate until he has reconciled all the other faculties.
Many people in this day have found how much depends upon right thinking, and they are counting on getting into the kingdom of health and harmony by holding good thoughts only. They have not always taken into consideration the fact that the thinking faculty is merely the executive power in the consciousness, and that it depends upon many other faculties for the material out of which its thoughts are formed.
To think without strength is to bring forth weakly – without effect. To think without judgment is to bring forth malformed mental creations, good and evil, spirit and matter, sickness and health, life and death, and the thousand other Babylonish conditions found in the world.
To think without love is to bring forth hate, discord, and inharmony.
So, it is not thought alone that opens the way into the kingdom, but a right use of all the powers of mind and body centered in thought.”
Talks on Truth, by Charles Fillmore, 1912