posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:48 AM
You wanted to make it more complicated, and you wanted to dive into the details.
Since you seek that path, I am willing to walk with you down that way.
Wherever your feet go, there is your love.
Whatever your hands touch, there is your love.
Whatever you lay your eyes upon, there is your love.
Whatever you choose, there is your love.
Whatever you think, there is your love.
Whatever you say, there is your love.
All things pertaining to you, every aspect of your life. All things are counted. Wherever your attention lies, there is a tally.
In 1 Corinthians 13, we learn that love is first pure; and then it is peaceable, gentle, kind, long-suffering.
Why is love first pure?
Have you not seen how the world hates those whose focus is upon God? Have you not seen how sometimes the enemy hates you even more because you showed
love to them? Have you not read about the chaos that took place surrounding Jesus and the apostles and the disciples? And how they forsook their
families, and left all things, to go serve? Have you not read how they loved sinners and healed them, but their friends and fellow Christians they
reprimanded, scolded, and reamed out, because their testimony did not match their actions or their doctrines? Have you not read that at the last day,
God will destroy heaven, earth, and all the wicked, and there will be a new heaven and a new earth?
God is love. We are made in the image of God. Therefore, we are the embodiment of love. Jesus Christ was the perfect embodiment of that love; for
He was not just fashioned in the image of God, like us, but He possessed the perfect Spirit of God. Therefore, He was the embodiment of love, and
also the source of love, love itself.
And so then, if we learn what love is, then we learn what God is.
If we learn what God is, we learn what love is.
Since Jesus is that perfect manifestation for us to witness, then we look to Jesus to understand who God is. And therefore what love is.
And as I have already told you, Jesus made it clear that love is where your attention is.
I have already covered what attention is. Whatever you do, say, or think, that is what you love.
So, if God is all powerful, all knowing, and ever-present, therefore His works are eternal and everywhere, His sayings are eternal and everywhere, and
His thoughts are eternal and everywhere. Therefore He is outside and inside of this universe. It is created by Him, and within Him. And because the
universe encompasses all His work, His thoughts, His sayings, therefore, that is where His focus is. Now if His attention is upon the whole universe,
and all things in it, and all the living, then therefore, God loves all. If God created all things, therefore He loved and loves all things.
Therefore, God is love.
Therefore, the amount of attention we offer is representative of the love within us.
Now many words have been said to simply lead back to the simple point.
Love is wherever your desire is. For wherever your desire is, there will you also be.
So if you are good, you will love the eternal God, for there you will be. And you will love your neighbors and your enemies, for they are who you
are, and you love yourself, because you cannot help but have attention for yourself. So then if you love the eternal God, and you love your neighbors
and your enemies, you will cause them to make a choice; love God or hate God. And the choice is the same as this - to be or not to be.
Shakespeare said it himself.
That is indeed the question.