“My prayer for you is that you may have still more love—a love that is full of knowledge and wise insight. I want you to be able always to recognise the highest and the best, and to live sincere and blameless lives until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1: 9-10, JB Phillips New Testament)
Paul’s sweet prayer is one that we can receive today. Let’s accept this blessing that would expand our sense of love. The Christ-message that Paul preached brought out for all a greater understanding of the Love that is God. It was not only a human sense of goodness, but a greater perception of divine Love as the only Creator, the one Source, and the very Father and Mother of us all.
This prayer would not only have us practice loving-kindness, but really, thoroughly recognize God as Love. It would wish for us to know the Truth of our unbreakable relationship with divine Love as the very children and witnesses to this powerful, healing force. With this awareness, we go beyond faith to a true and confident understanding and appreciation for what is ours to live and to share.
And Paul knew as we do, that if we really perceive God as Love and ourselves as His children, we can’t fail to desire to live in accord with this heritage. This consciousness of who we are uplifts our motives, clarifies our perception of life, and empowers us not only to want the highest and best, but to refuse to be anything less.
“Sincere and blameless lives” are natural to divine Love’s reflection. This prayer is not one which would try to change us into better men; it is one which reveals that we already are innately good, wise, and loving because our perfect God made us to be!
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