Love Frees Us

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When we let go…we finally live.

(Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”

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When we are not attached to anything…we are totally free to be our true selves and to go with the flow of God’s unconditional love.

We are free to do our part in bringing the kingdom of God alive in this time and place.

That doesn’t mean that we need to cut our ties with our loved ones…just not have unhealthy attachments.

We must let go of the ego’s obsession with controlling everything.

Ah…easier said than done!

To love is the top priority…and when we love we do not expect anything in return.

It is freely given away.

Spreading the message of God’s unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion…being that message to the world…is what we are all called to do.

Jesus says that that comes first…even before family.

The paradox is that when we let go of all attachments…as in when we stop clinging to them…we receive back a hundred times more…right now!

Jesus says the pay-off comes in both the present and in the future because “now” is the only time that is real.

But notice that Jesus also says you will be persecuted…because you will be promoting a way of life opposed to the world’s consumeristic and materialistic philosophy that encourages being attached to more and more stuff.

Ask yourself, “What do I need to let go of so that I can be free to be a more loving, merciful, forgiving and compassionate person?”

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Listen to the  song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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