Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Journey Toward Love

In some sense we all know that there is a choice we face every day and every situation; namely whether to choose fear or Love. The choices we make become habits and the habits become our character. Yet even a character can be changed by repeatedly making choices that go against it until new habits are formed and the habits become a new character. It can be a cycle for some but for most character change is difficult. And in relationships it becomes more poignant. We fall often but if we learn..all is not lost. If we choose fear then we are trapped.

Life, indeed God who is Love, tests our hearts. In many ways it can not be anticipated and some of us fear that mystery but unless we open we can not experience what journey Love has in store for us.

I know I do not fully embark on that journey until I am sure of who the person is and what I am getting myself into. Nevertheless, I risk more than most because the only way to know is to get involved and even if you are cautious there is emotional involvement. I can handle that and I know it is part and parcel for the course.

I think too intuitively we know whom we can open up to and trust. It surprises me that some people we spend a lot of time with and never truly reveal ourselves. It is a mystery how Love unfolds and how Love redirects. I find it fascinating and also the best opportunity to get closer to God.

And here-in is our biggest fear. To truly let God in and be in relationship with HIM. Because if we are there is no hiding and that nakedness is both sacred and scary for us at times. It is true we turn to HIM in our greatest need but in the moments when we are a little vulnerable and can let that deeper connection go, we do.

There is no question the culprit who influences us to choose fear over love is present. But the power to choose Love over fear is never very far away--it is in our hearts and the biggest help is when we get down on our knees.

God bless us all in your journey toward pure, powerful and glorious Love.


Unknown said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM  

Good for you Angela! Have to see Silver Linings Playbook if you haven't already :)

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