A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
Sometimes, circumstances around us and circumstances within our hearts evoke feelings far from love. When violence and hatred touch those whom we care for or those who cannot defend themselves, it’s difficult not to feel hatred toward the responsible parties. At the same time, we’re frequently amazed and inspired by victims who have been ravaged by the evil deeds of others and yet find it in their hearts to forgive.
There is something deep within each of us which urges us to find God’s love in the moments of our lives and to share that love with others. Though I cannot explain why some of us experience God’s love more tangibly than others, I am convinced that God’s love is present within us just the same.
It’s suddenly clear to me that the reason I write is to spread the word regarding God’s love for us. I’m convinced that God’s love has carried me through the best and the worst times of my life. When no one else understands my pain, God does. If you take nothing else away from these writings, take God’s love.
God of Love, you dwell within each of us. Please rumble a bit more noisily within those of us who doubt.
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