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Love, and love-me support systems

by | Feb 15, 2013

Love cannot possess; neither can it be possessed. Yet so many people attempt to buy and sell love as they would buy and sell stock in the marketplace. Quite a remarkable woman, Mary Baker Eddy who founded Christian Science, wrote much about Love. She said, “Love is impartial and universal in its adaptations and bestowals,” (Science and Health with Key To The Scriptures, pg. 13). Love is universal and impartial.  Yet so many of us spend time and energy trying to personalize, control, and direct love through what might be termed “love-me” support systems.

These types of thought patterns work something like this: “Be a good little girl, and Mommy will give you a kiss.” “If you love me, you’ll do what I want you to do.”  This is nothing less than emotional blackmail. Through subtleties, innuendoes, and snide remarks, one person attempts to control another person’s thoughts, time, energy, and space. This is not Love. This is a form of possession. Possession carries with it a tremendous responsibility, especially should the person so controlled fail to fulfill and actualize what is true for him or her during this lifetime. None of us should ever put ourselves in the position of trying to control another, micro-manage another person’s life, or allow ourselves to be controlled by another. The cost is too high. Love will yet fully claim its own. Therefore, all the sons and daughters of God must realize the full import of Love.

Love is God; Love is freedom of choice; Love offers the foundation for this country’s credo of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Whenever there is detraction or diminution, or a withholding of life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness for even one person, there is an equivalent loss of these precious rights for everyone. This is why each one of us in the classroom and throughout the world must ultimately come to terms with his or her expression and exemplification of Love and its attributes. We do this on an individual basis that it may become fact for all humankind on a collective basis. Every single one of God’s ideas and creation has the inherent right to express Love in each one’s own space, time, and energy situation. In fact, it is a moral responsibility that we do so, and allow others the same privilege. Else the whole purpose of our life on earth may be voided, canceled out.

Furthermore, no State can legislate Love. Each of its citizens has the inherent right to express his or her gender identity and affectional preferences as these are exactly as God has created them to be. Therefore, as each individual fully lives the law of Divine Love, he/she will be naturally bound to the purpose of blessing with Love. He/she will never cause harm, physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually, to another. It is Love’s intention to bless. Therefore, this must surely be man’s intention.