Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Equal Love

God IS Love (1 John 4:8).

Love is in and through us all. It is the light energy and hate is the dark energy IMO.

As I have been questioning what God (love) would want to happen with marriage equality I keep coming back to these verses in the bible: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NLT (see references below).

Humans are all different. Different beliefs, different morals, different looks, different gestures. Disagreements and bickering trying to persuade people to believe the same beliefs or morals are like noisy gongs and clanging symbols with each party demanding their own way which is not love or God for that matter since God IS love. Love does not demand it's own way.

Love is patient and kind. Kindness does not exclude people from anything. Patience allows people to learn through their own journey, spiritual or otherwise, without judgement or disapproval which is unkind. Love is not rude. It is rude to try to force people to believe your perception of what is right or morally correct.

Love does not keep record of being wronged. So even if you believe someone has done or is doing something wrong, God is not keeping record of that. God (love) does not take delight in wrongdoing but LOVE (God) takes delight in the truth. The LGBTQ community are being truthful about themselves and what they are doing, and rather than delight in the truth, human beings keep record of what they think is wrong and take delight in punishing or taking rights away from those they disapprove of.

God (love) doesn't want us to keep judging people and telling them which rules to follow. God (love) wants us to love God and others as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40). If we have the courage to admit our wrongdoings we still want and very much need love (God) from others. Slamming the door of God (love) in people's faces because you don't like what they do is never a solution to a problem and doesn't show love (God). If someone shares true LOVE with a person, any person, then God is with them and you can't take away their light by taking away their rights. One of which is happiness. If they are happy, let them be happy. Let it be. It will not affect you. Who knows, you and your children (if you have them) might learn compassion, empathy, or humility rather than being filled with pride, jealousy, or irritability.

If people have love, then they have God and nothing can separate us from God's love (Romans 8:38). Encourage those you love and live in peace and harmony with them (2 Corinthians 13:11). Be joyful for your happy friends and family members.


1 John 4:8 NLT
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NLT
1If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. 

4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. 5It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 

8Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. 

11When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 

13Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Romans 8:38 NLT
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

2 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.