Love Wins

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“The best time to show love is when life is forcing you to show hatred.” – Mitta Xinindlu

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John 16:20

“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.”

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I relate to this statement by Jesus.

When I know in my heart the reality of the Oneness of all and everything in God, my heart breaks when I see the hatred espoused in the world.

There are many caught up in the delusion of divisions, of setting up sides in which they are on the good side while others are placed on the bad side.

There are people who can’t seem to disagree with others without also disparaging, vilifying and demonizing them.

Do we forget common heritage?

Do we forget God’s statement in Genesis 1:26, “Let us make human beings in our image.”

The relational, Trinitarian God made all of us in God’s relational, Trinitarian image.

We are all meant to be in relationship, to share God’s unconditional love, to live in that compassionate Flow.

However, the way of the world seems to be to rejoice in the pain and suffering of others, to revel in the defeat of the “other.”

But Jesus tells us that, if we do grieve over such heartless behavior, if we do persevere in the ways of love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion and justice for the oppressed, our grief will be transformed into joy.

As Thomas Merton said, “Love is our true destiny.”

Love is the law of the universe despite the contradictions caused by unconscious human behavior.

Love is slowly transforming all things into what Jesus called the “kingdom of God.”

It’s happening secretly in plain view.

Jesus compared this covert, Divine action to yeast in dough: “It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened” (Luke 13:21).

Take courage!

Love is indeed winning.

Joy is rising.

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Listen to my song “Let the Joy Rise” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

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

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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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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