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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Love

Love, one of the things so often talked about through the ages...we are no different, we all want it. We come across the same questions...Where does it come from? How do we get it? What exactly is IT? (I will probably jump around when I talking about this and perhaps not even use proper punctuation or paragraphing, nothing new. I am writing as it comes.)
The funny thing about love is that although it is very confusing and complicated to describe, it is so simply felt and straightforward just the way it is. Love just IS. That is it....there are many faces of love that show up on occasion, but its state does not change, only its facets. When we believe we are loving something or someone more, is it possible we are just learning to love a new way? That love is already complete and we are finding its pieces as we learn to better love? Sort of like filling the pieces of our love pie, so to speak. Yes, it is most definitely a funny way of looking at it, but I think it is true. We find the pieces that fill the different aspects of love.
Where does it come from? Well, let's see...God is Love, hence there would be no beginning or end to it, just as there is not to God Himself. We will probably not ever know the entirety of God and therefore, we are also limited in our understanding of Love as well. We are the product of God's love, broken, torn, fallen in shambles from our own Pride, but we are still the product of God's love and should seek the perfection of God as Love for our life's work.
How do we get love, or have it? Well, it would follow that if we seek God and His Truth's then we would be an active part of His Love. When we follow God and His teachings, we can understand how He loves us, in our fallen way. Through being a parent, as God is our Father of all, He gives us a model. That which we expect from our own children is what God expects from us, at minimum...we wish for our children to do as we say the first time, act fairly at all turns, care for others, be polite and always tell the truth and seek it as well. It is our own Pride that keeps us from love and separates us from God as well. I suppose what I am getting at is that to understand love and to seek after it, we must also seek God and everything else will follow. God and Love are synonymous. Without God, there is no love, without love, there is so much pain and confusion...in that confusion brings darkness and deception.
Well, I think I have reached a conclusion, God is Love, seek God and find Love, but do not let Pride take it from you as we often allow unknowingly. Keep your eyes on God and the confusion of the world will fall away.
I am just so silly, as if I know anything...this is just what I have been thinking about lately, swimming around in my brain.
Love to all, Xen

2 comments:

xenspirit3 said...

I think the sweetest thing about how God's love is manifest in us is not only our need to be loved, but an equal need as well to love someone other than oneself.

Marfa said...

LOVE is something powerful...and I use the word too freely. I use it to describe how I feel about ice cream and my hobbies, when it is really so much more!