I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All God’s Children…And All God’s Creation! Now, If There Be Some Of Us Who Perceive Loving One Another Unconditionally As Being A Hard Pill To Swallow…Remember – “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going…because the darkness has blinded them.” But When We Believe In And Keep Our Focus On The Light Of Living God Within Us – Our “Mighty I AM Presence” – Then Loving All God’s Children And All God’s Creation…Becomes Effortless; Cuz The “Spirit Of The Living God”…That Dwells Within All Of Us…Is A Thousand Percent Pure Light And Thousand Percent Pure Love – More Light And Love Than Enough…For All Of Us! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
“Love is the highest vibration of all, and covers all our relations with our fellowmen. Love is the most important law in the universe, and he who is in harmony with this law will be in harmony with all of the others. It is the transgression of the law of love, which causes all evil. Love is the great force to which all men are subject and is more vital and powerful than electricity. Love is the life of man, for without love, life is mere existence. Every soul, without exception, craves love and affection and atrophies for lack of it.
To love and to be loved makes life worthwhile. Love is the essence of Divine Nature, and since love is the nature of God, it must be the nature of man in a correspondingly lesser degree, for man is created in His image.
Human love, which is a reflection of Divine Love, passes through three stages. The first stage is selfish; only the “I” is considered; one’s own satisfaction, pleasures, desires and comfort. It is the taking, not the giving stage; an elementary expression of love, much too common.
The second stage of love is mutual, give and take, or sharing of love. Each lover considers the other’s happiness, wishes and welfare. This type of love is a much higher manifestation than the first, and becomes more prevalent as man develops.
The third stage of love is selfless; it asks nothing in return. The only desire of this type of love is to serve and to worship the adored one. Needless to say, few have reached this high plane of selfless, spiritual love.
Since love is manifested chiefly in the first stage, one sees a constant misuse of the term. It is employed by many people to designate a liking for articles, a fondness for foods and drinks, an attachment for places and things. Love, however, in its highest sense can only be properly used to denote affection between individuals. Love expresses something spiritual, and as such can have no connection with objects that minister solely to the senses.
“Love your enemies” is the soundest advice ever given to man, yet of the Master’s injunctions, this one seems the most difficult to obey. But what other solution have we to overcome the enemy? With force or revenge one places himself on a level with his opponent. For the time being you are no better than he, however much he may be guilty, and you the innocent party. Moreover hate intensifies the vibration, while love nullifies it.
When you hate a man you are bound to him with bonds stronger than steel. Consequently nothing is so foolish as to hate another, for the hater is getting the worst of it. So, if only for your own peace of mind, love your enemies; in no other way can you ever be free from them.
Loving people does not mean that you must love all persons to the same degree. Even Jesus had his favorite disciple, the one he preferred above all. But loving does mean that we can be kind, understanding and sympathetic, and love people in a Platonic sense, which is a beautiful manifestation of spirit. Moreover, it is easy to love the good, or God, which is in all men.
Love, like God, is no respecter of persons, or with the worth of an individual. Hence it is not uncommon to see unworthy people the recipient of deep affection. This is not because the loved one is worthy or capable of inspiring so much devotion; but it is due to the great capacity of the other to love. That is the secret of all great loves—the capacity to love, and not the worth of the recipient.”
1 John 2:9-11; Matthew 5:43-48; An Eternal Career, by Frank and Lydia Hammer, 1947