Friday, February 22, 2013

Lent 2013 (9th Day of Lent)

Friday, February 22, 2013
Thank you, God, for the endless availability of perfect love in my life and in all the universe!
"God is love," we read in the epistle known as 1 John, "and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them." (1 John 4:16). Love is the truth of who we are.
This is why Jesus consistently invoked love as the greatest commandment. "Love one another as I have loved you," He told His disciples. (John 15:12). Why? Because it is through the power of love that we align ourselves with our true Self --- with the Presence and Power of God within us.
All of our challenges, and any sense of limitation or feeling of being alone and unsupported, stem from fear. If you doubt this, focus on any challenge in your life and ask yourself, "What am I afraid of?" If you are honest in your self-awareness, you will see that behind any negative emotion is fear.
1 John later states, "Perfect love casts out fear." (1 John 4:18). We love in order to align ourselves with God and to express who we truly are.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"1