All souls are cut from the same cloth—woven together with a fabric spun in goodness—tied with the thread of God’s love.
This is no myth, but we may not always understand how he threads us together until we find ourselves drowning in a sea of doubt. It is when we are drowning that he sends a vessel to pull you from the toxic waters of fear and disbelief.
As we adjust to Love’s warmth under the blanket of redemption, we start to awaken inside. We feel the seed begin to blossom that He planted in us while in the womb of our mother. And from that moment on, we feel our inner being billow through our mind, body and soul—growing free like a tree. Now let us talk about the foundation of Love.
The foundation of love is the will to let those that we love be a perfect version of their true self. It is the tenacity not to twist them to fit our own image, but the image in which God envisioned when He made them. If in loving someone, we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves that we see in them. This is not the grace of God’s love. This is not the kind of Love God has intended for anyone.
Love is something that in the beginning stages we do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What we must recognize with Love is that the possibilities and challenges that are offered must be embraced in the present moment. And to hold on to those moments with courage, faith, and hope, but most important, is to be grateful for the graces that God has laid upon your path.
Love is spiritual in nature, because true Love at its roots is born in the spirit of being. Love is not something that is anxious—love is patient. Anxiety is a mark of spiritual insecurity. Patience is the mark of spiritual development.
Love seeks one thing only: the spiritual adoration of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love therefore when allowed to perform at its highest experience is life’s paramount reward. It is the most satisfying reward of the adoration of Love, found in the light of Christ moving through your spirit.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not know love does not know God, because God is Love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we may live through him. Beloved if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4 : 7-14
For the man who is seamless in love, he feels the love of God move through him. In this he is able to experience within him, the presence of the Father, the source and giver of love. The Son, who is the image and the glory of Love, and the Spirit, who is the communication of the Father and the Son in Love.
From the time we start feeling the mystical reign of Love every day, Love for Christ becomes more intimate, love for each other becomes more understanding, our love for those who are poor, without love, becomes more compassionate. From there the purpose of one doubles, and becomes the life’s work of two. And the time we spend with the audience of God is our work’s most precious time.
To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us—and He has given us everything. Every breath we breathe is a gift of His love, every moment of our existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, it is not something that is unresponsive, and instead it is a constant awakening to new wonders and praises of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good and that Love is King, not by hearsay but by experience. And this is what makes all the difference. And for this I am grateful.
Love after all, transforms the loved into the lover.
– Ryan Love