Valentines Day Editorial: The Love of God is The Solution to All Problems
The world's attention on Valentines Day provides an excellent opportunity to re-visit a concept that is acknowledged more as motherhood statement than as practical guide to day-to-day living.
This concept is not about human love. For despite the weighty tomes extolling the virtues of human love in its variety -- for fellow human beings; for social causes, ideals and principles; even for country -- human love, even in its noblest expression, falls short of perfection. Worse, in modern times, human love has even been so depreciated by commercialism it has been reduced to mere lip service or mistaken for lust.
This piece is about the Love of God. It is the kind of Love that truly makes the world go round; it is about the most powerful force without which the entire universe would collapse; it is the central magnet around which entire worlds, or systems of worlds, revolve. This mystical truth is at once mind-expanding yet imminently practical when truly understood.
The Love of God is the highest good any being can aspire for; it is the summum bonum of all Life and Intelligence. If all laws in the universe were to be collapsed into one, all would be subsumed under the Law of Love. For this Love is way, way higher than even love for self, for family, for country, for friends, or even for the world. And this Law applies to all beings, not just humans. The Law of Love governs all self-conscious beings -- from the highest to the lowest -- including great spiritual beings, angels, humans, elemental spirits, even Nature herself.
Everything in the universe, without exception, exists for the sole purpose of loving and serving God. And only he who desires to truly love God can begin to digest this enigmatic Law of Love.
Jesus was aware of this enigma: When asked what the greatest commandment is, he said: Love God with all of your soul, with all of your mind, with all of your strength.
To the profane and materialistic mind, this commandment is nonsense. To the non-believer, then, this piece offers no practical value.
But to the one who keeps an open mind about things spiritual, it will help open up a deeper but practical understanding of the immense possibilities and powers awaiting the faithful who willingly offer themselves as true servants of the Almighty. For only unto the prayerful will the secrets of Heaven be revealed -- secrets which will remain hidden from the eyes of the profane, the selfish and greedy, and those who indulge the carnal consciousness and use Life's energies in unclean ways.
But to the sincere seeker, let the following thoughts guide henceforth his joyful obedience unto the Greatest Commandment to all life:
Man's destiny is to call into his being the Light of the God Presence and the Allness of God. It is not enough for a man to think himself a good individual; there must be God Good where he stands. When he has the vested strength and courage at the core of his being that allows him to hold fast to the stream of God Consciousness and ratify the fiat, "I AM the Temple of the Most High Living God!," he makes room in his life for God. And when God is present, all debris is cleared away to establish the perfect pathway for God. When man speaks the Words of God, enacts the deeds of God, thinks the thoughts of God, emanates the Vibrations of God, he becomes more of that God Quality that is closest to him at any given time. The Path of Perfect Love is established when man knows himself to be the God Presence -in-Action, to be the one united in God, to be the one establishing this Presence of God in all of life.
Peace be unto you all! (PIA) [top]