Saturday, May 26, 2018
The power of love
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Jimi Hendrix
“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”
― George Carlin
“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Is it that hard?
When we worship power,
And love money
When our false self egos are in control
Peace does not come easily
Whether it be inner peace, relational peace
Or world peace
There is only one antidote
Not love as that mushy feeling we human’s feel
Which may, much of the time, be mostly hormones
Not the love of mother’s day cards (although that love is beautiful)
As that power, that presence, that is love
That love that is God
This reality is tough
It refuses to fear
It sees the best in even our enemies
It is tolerant of all people
But intolerant of injustice and inequity
Intolerant of anything that harm a Sacred Child
(and we are all Sacred Children).
It is honest
It does not lie, does not dissemble
This is the Love we see from the Sacred
This is the love that walked dusty roads and ate with “sinners”
This is the love that hung on a cross
To model the way to the Kingdom
In this world where the is so little people
And people who are not “love”
And do not love
And perhaps cannot love
We need a little Love
(And a whole lot of God)