29 December 2015

The Lesser Known Love Of Life

All you can do is love.

When people are against you, all you can do is love.

When overjoyed after witnessing a miracle, after thanking God and praising His Name, all you can do is love.

When what seems to be a tragedy occurs, and what people may call a terrible loss, all you can do is love.

In every situation, love is always the answer.

Whether love is expressed in words, in an action, or in thoughts battling the temptation to hate or withhold love, all you can do is love.

Choosing to love is scary.

It is the love of a mother who would accept, forgive and embrace a child convicted of murder.

This is an extreme example, but makes the point.

Love forgives.

Love accepts.

Love invites.

Some folks wonder what it means to be “good” or do right in God's eyes.

Many religions have been developed by men in attempting to make God happy.

Many rules, many traditions, many external activities, even certain clothes and spooky things have been conjured... but these seem to fail to penetrate the heart's desire in understanding what God requires.

One of them, an expert in the law, tested Him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 
Yeshua replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 
- Matthew 22: 35-40

For some people, summing up the many demands and commands of God into two short phrases is unbelievable.

Yet, God's love and Way isn't complicated... it is men who have complicated the simplicity of love.

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 
- Romans 13: 8-10

Life seems complicated, but if we can remember our childhood, it was the simple things which brought us comfort.

Love is simple and the most profound unknown phenomena!

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