The soul is made of love and must ever strive to return to love. Therefore, it can never find rest nor happiness in other things. It must lose itself in love. By its very nature it must seek God, who is love. ~Mechthild of Magdenburg~
Love truly is the answer…it is the great amen of the universe. When liberally applied to everything that we do, and toward everyone that we meet, without thought of anything in return, everything else seems to just naturally fall into place. True peace, joy and contentment can only come through abiding in love.
Thought for the day
You’ve heard it said that; “all you need is love”, “love is the answer”, and “God is love”… so then why is it so hard to love? Because love, just like recovery requires action, and addicts for the most part, are people who are slothful and procrastinators. Can you love? Can you stop watching your own navel long enough to see what good you could do in the lives of others? Can you and will you begin loving today? Can you resolve to do something for others today without any thought of recompense or recognition? Pray for God to change your heart from self seeking and self centeredness to a heart full of desire for outward expression of His love.
Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the law?…And He replied to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets. ~Matthew 22:36-40 (Amp)~
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…
~1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)~
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ~1 John 4:7,8~