We sure are living in some interesting times. Yet as I look back at history, there have been many interesting times that people have lived through, many times when life was anything but what we might call ‘stable’.
What is our opportunity here? It is to remember that there is a power greater than us that is always at work in our lives and in the lives of everyone. And to remember that we, you and I, are the hands and feet of this power on earth. What is this power? We call It God. We also call It Love.
One Sunday in August my talk was about “audacious” love. The word “audacious” means extremely bold or daring; fearless; without restriction to prior ideas; uninhibited. It means to love out loud and as often as you can.
For me, it means to bring heaven on earth. “What the world needs now is love sweet love!” These words ring true now more than ever. I believe we are being called to Love where we couldn’t have imagined loving before. We are called to love our perceived “enemies.” We are called to love those who are unlike us. We are called to love those whom we might otherwise pass by and never even acknowledge their existence! We are called to love, to pray for, and to bless our leaders, even if we don’t agree with them.
And we are called to stand for Love! To take a stand when Love is not being presenced, whether in our daily lives, in our communities, or in our national policies. When Love is not the order of the day, I believe it is our job to call it out, to call it forth. We are to be audacious in our Love.
Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity shares that: “LOVE, in Divine Mind, is the idea of universal unity. In expression, love is the power that joins and binds in divine harmony the universe and everything in it. Of all the attributes of God, love is undoubtedly the most beautiful. Divine love is impersonal; it loves for the sake of loving and it is not concerned with what or who it loves, nor with a return of love. Divine love will bring your own to you, adjusts all misunderstandings, and makes your life and affairs healthy, happy and harmonious.”
So let’s all love audaciously!