Choosing Love - A Meditationby: Mother Joy
All of the great religions of today encompassing Taoism and Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity embrace to some extent (some more or less) the concept of loving God and loving others as one loves him or herself.
Some call God the Great Father, the Mother earth, Jehovah-Yaweh, Allah, Brahma, The Spirit of the Mountain, The Absolute, or the Presence of Electrons and Protons.
Everyone wants to feel loved, forgiven, valued, and treated fairly. Love is characterized as being patient, and 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, and 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 (1 Corinthians 13, The New International Bible version).
Jesus Christ Teaches Love
Jesus Christ has a dynamic yet simple message of love, peace, and forgiveness for a world troubled with anger, distrust, and hostility. He tells us that God is love, universal love for all people (1 John 4:7-12). This God of love requires that all people should love one another (see: Mark 12:29-31).
Christ Jesus says that the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:20,21). Godís kingdom is one of love, grace, and truth. It is a present spiritual experience in which human sin, jealousy, greed, violence and selfishness can be replaced by thoughts and acts of love, compassion, and forgiveness.
Make The Choice To Love
Love is a decision. You can choose to love. Love covers a multitude of sins. Love frees you and me from the bondage of self-hate, inferiority complex, and negative vibrations and impulses to our body, mind, and spirit. Love heals and blesses.
You can choose to love Ė and Ė not hate. Why donít you tell and show someone that you love them by your words and actions of love, care, compassion, forgiveness and kind deeds.
*** God is love
*** God loves you
*** God forgives you of wrongs
Ask God and his spirit to come into your heart and teach you how to love: Him, yourself, and others.
Love is a decision
You can choose and will yourself to love
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