“…the darkness is beginning to lift and the true light is now shining in the world. Anyone who claims to be ‘in the light’ and hates his brother is, in fact, still in complete darkness. The man who loves his brother lives and moves in the light, and has no reason to stumble.” (I John 2: 8-10, J.B. Phillips New Testament)
The darkness is lifting. The recognition of the power of Love is coming to light. And we are the living evidence of this radiance and its capacity to heal and to save.
We can actively, consciously, conscientiously, persistently, realize and claim that it is infinitely better to love than to hate. Love is God and God is Almighty. Hatred opposes omnipotence and it cannot win, cannot do us or anyone any good. To hate another is to agree to be in the dark, to walk in ignorance of the beauty, peace, and true and genuine joy of loving.
We must be true to ourselves. We must be clear that it is more natural for us to love than to hate. We must come to see that love is light and light gives us progress, insight, energy, joy. Love causes us to prosper. Hating another, resenting them, envying them, or judging them, is a stumbling block in our natural and easy way to success.
Hatred is a flame that burns us up. The true light of Love leads us safely, warms us, and makes our way clear, productive, and full of genuine and generous joy!
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