Day 9 Friday Love

Love

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read I John 4:7-21.
Love, in Divine Mind, is the idea of universal unity. In expression, it is the power that joins and binds together the universe and everything in it. Love is a harmonizing, constructive power. When it is made active in consciousness, it conserves substance and reconstructs, rebuilds, and restores man and his world.  As I make a perfect union between my mind and the loving mind of the Father, I realize a goodness everlasting and joy beyond expression. The point of contact is a willingness and a seeking on my part. “Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Love is that mighty power, that divine quality of God that is expressing through all mankind, and cannot be suppressed by any outside force. I now firmly declare that it is expressing through me, and that no environment or external condition can hinder it. Any unloving condition of the world is no bar to my exercise of love; in fact, it is an incentive.  I am not afraid to pour out my love on all the so-called evil of the world. I deny the appearance of evil, and affirm the omnipotence of love and goodness.

The word love overcomes hate, resistance, opposition, obstinacy, anger, jealousy, and all other error states where there is mental or physical friction. As divine love enters into the thought process, every cell of my body is poised and balanced in space, in right mathematical order as to weight and relative distance.  In quietness and confidence, I affirm: “God, in His love, fills me with new life. In His name I am cleansed, strengthened, and healed.”

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017
By Rev. Lesley Miller

Divine love is my true nature.  Love flows through every cell of my being.

Love is the power that connects us. Love is the essence of who we are. In the Gospels, Jesus teaches us first to love God with all our hearts, minds, souls, and strength, according to the ancient Jewish commandment. Second, we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. Why? Because they are us!

As we learn to love ourselves, our hearts open in acceptance, self-care, forgiveness, and gratitude. Jesus emphasizes that our neighbors are not just people who we think are like us—they are also those we might consider “others.” In his day, that included Samaritans, lepers, women, tax collectors, the poor, and more.

In learning to love our own humanness, we recognize the humanness in others. Love unites us. Jesus knew our capacity to love and showed us how to demonstrate it, in faith and without fear, to those we would otherwise turn away from. This is the kingdom of heaven—that we have love for one another. When we comfort, feed, heal, shelter, uplift, and care for one another, we experience the harmonizing power of divine love.

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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