We all say it at one time or another. Some say it often, others not often enough. I love you! I love you. I really, love you. Do we really know what we are saying, when we proclaim love?
1 Corinthians chapter 13 verses 4-8, says that “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away”.
If that is love, and I believe it is; I want more of that. I want to be, more of that. There are so many things in the world that distract us from knowing our truth but at our core I think that the mystery of who we are is really no mystery at all. I think that we are love. To quote the bible again, Genesis Ch. 1 Verse 27 says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”. Well God is love.
God is the creator, and he/she/it, is love. If we are made in the image of God, then aren’t we love too. Most of us know that we have the power to create, but what we choose to create, often times proves to be disastrous. If we are not harming ourselves in some way and others another, then chances are we are proving to lack compassion for our planet, animals etc.
You hear it discussed in various places of worship and there have been some really great books written about it, but it seems that many of us still just don’t get it; at times myself included. However, the more I learn, the more I believe that instead of the chaos that we have designed, we have the power to create something special, stunningly beautiful even. What if the heaven that many believe we have to die to experience, is really just between our ears?