“Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.” (Colossians 3: 13-14, Contemporary English Version)
Love is the supreme solution. The Christ comes to teach and demonstrate the power of Love and our need to fully realize it and express it. Love ties everything completely together, as this version of the passage reminds us. Without Love, there is confusion, uncertainty, lack of peace individually and as a world.
Never underestimate the power of Love. Love is not merely a personal, human thing we feel and practice either in certain instances or with specific goals in mind. Love is God. It is infinite power and presence and it is the very fabric of Life as it truly is. To discover and live the reality of this heaven, this Life that is Love, we must accept its presence and express it freely, honestly, and gratefully.
We are all united by God, by divine Love. We naturally have this bond with all mankind, with every living thing. To deny this or to defy this Truth is to go against what is natural and right and real. To hate or resent when we can love and forgive is to resist the natural order of things, and this is going to be tough going. We can’t find heaven if we are accepting and expressing hell.
Lean into the presence of Love. Accept this wonderful forgiveness that the Christ preached, lifting ourselves out of self-condemnation and blame. And let this Love, gladly received, be shared freely and without qualification. This is power, joy, and peace. This is the living Christ!
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