The Essence of Love

So, as I said in my last post, understanding love will be one of the themes we explore at Chrysalis in 2018. When we understand love, we understand all important things. But how do we understand love? What is there to understand? All humans have the capacity to love, but few actually understand it’s complexities and yet its utter simplicity. Everyone can love, but not all love is complete. The scriptures say that God is (or exists as the essence of) love. What does that even mean? It means that love is the greatest attribute of God. Love exists as wholly selfless and pure. True love is based on will and action rather than emotion. If God is love, it means the true love is defined by God’s blessings and divine presence; love is given dimension and reality by God’s attributes, which cannot be evil or dark. You and I have a reason, a purpose, for our existence. It is plain and simply this: we exist to love and be loved. This truth spans across all major religions and philosophies. If we choose not to love or allow ourselves to be loved, we cannot fulfill our destiny. Because God is love, you and I were created and made by love, for love, to love, with love, and because of love. If love is God’s greatest attribute, it is ours as well. Think on these things. 

The things you are passionate about are not random; they are your calling. How? Your passion comes through and out of love. It was the great stoic, Seneca, who said, “If you wish to be loved, love!” You see, sin (darkness) takes for itself; love gives of itself. You see, love’s purpose is to seek the greatest good of another; therefore, love cannot exist as an emotion but rather as a choice. We will look more at love beginning in 2018. In the meantime, comments and questions are welcome. 

Love is the greatest force in the universe. It can be a dangerous thing though, if we’re not sure how to use it. I look forward to exploring this with you. 

Blessings!

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