This week continue our series based on Gerry Boylan's book Christ in Training. This week Rev Val will speak on Love, a deeper more authentic Love that springs from the essence of our Divine self. There are many types of Love but the Love we speak of this week is the pure, unfiltered, unconditional Love of the Christ. Like all things spiritual not an easy or even comfortable place to go.
In scripture this is known as the Great Commandment,
"Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matthew 22:37-40). What does it mean to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul? Who then is your neighbor? What if I don't Love myself (internal messages of not good enough or not worthy abound)? What if I have a grudge or issues with others does this Loving let them off the hook?
The ego has a field day with this. All sorts of idea and topics to argue with, to distract us, and to ensure that we don't focus on the meaning and intent and simply begin to Love. Remember Love is one of the 12 Powers Charles Fillmore taught. IT is the power of the month of April, in fact. Fillmore taught that Love was the harmonizing and unifying force in the universe. It is the ability to attract, unify and desire. Let us affirm and begin the struggle to fully live out the commandment "I am a radiating center of love."