Love is the self-emptying path we’re all called to follow.
(Listen to my song “Love God” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
This scripture passage is the keystone of Christianity.
Jesus gave this reply when asked to specify the most important commandment.
Notice he did not give a list of rules and regulations.
Basically…Jesus said that Love is the bottom line.
This kind of love calls each us to change and be transformed.
And this transformation is not just a one-time thing.
It’ll be continuous since there is no way any of us in our humanness can reach the perfection of Love that is God.
Jesus underlined the height and depth of transformation required when he also commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:27).
How does your logical mind deal with that one?
Jesus is calling each of us into a new way of thinking…one of non-duality that transcends the binary “either-or” thinking of the mind…to a “both-and” way of perceiving that is able to accept what is without separating or excluding.
This is the only way capable of compassion.
To love in this manner, instead of asking another person to change, I must ask myself to.
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Remember…God loves you!