Friday, May 25, 2012
Forgiveness & Love
I have been doing a lot of work here lately on love. Then I began to realize that for me to be able to love fully, beyond what I have already learned, I had to forgive myself for not remembering who I belong too. My faith is very important to me. But I am finding out that I have not remembered just how important, how loved and adored I am by my creator. So, I have to forgive myself for forgetting the very thing I seek.In order for me to fully understand God's love for me and know Him in the way I seek, forgiveness is essential. There are many levels in which one can reach in learning to love. We can love ourselves, we can love others, we can love the world...then there is a deeper love. Loving God. I believe we were created to love Him, God. Not the way many do though, I dont think. I mean, yes, we show Him love by going to Church, by helping others and being a light for folks. But I just feel there is a deeper level of loving our creator. I can experience Him when I hear the birds sing, when I watch a flower grow, when I see with my minds eye, the very depths of His creation. That means seeing others the way He see's them too. Not superficially, but really taking the time to know someone, fully. To know where they have been,to know their thoughts and feelings. I dont know, maybe we can never fully know someone besides ourselves....but we Must try. In order to show Him our depth of love...we must somehow reach a level of intimacy with others that I think few are willing to try. NOt everyone feels so inclined to be known to another. And then just maybe, we do not have to know all the ends and outs of a persons life, but just be able to love them inspite of all the stories. To love them where they are at at any given moment. In fact, that is how Jesus loves isnt it?