I can speak my mouth "yes" on your words and other people, who say "All we need is love" or "Listen to your heart, follow your heart", but my
HEART bleeds, because of people ignorance on real Christ's Gospel about accepting Him as a Savior or waiting for condemnation.
So then, Annie, are you saying you cannot be happy until other people change? That everyone in the whole world must first convert to Christianity
before you can be happy? And is it enough that they are Christians or must they also be the same KIND of Christian that you are (the same church and
worship in the same way) because many, many Christians consider other Christians to be "the wrong type" and therefore also doomed to hell.
Do you see what I am saying, Annie? If you are making what other people believe to be your problem then you have a lot of problems. 7 billion
problems, in fact! :-)
My friend... what if others are finding God in ways that just don't make sense to you? What if others need to go though the roughness of separation
from God so that they can see how that doesn't work for them so that they can turn to Him in divine right time?
What if... what if...
The point I am making is that you don't know about other people. And it is not your job to know about them. It is your job to take care of YOUR soul.
And for so long as you spend all this time and energy on what they are doing and believing, you are taking your eyes off of your own soul's
progression. You are not moving closer to God while you are judging his other creations as faulty.
Annie, each MUST find his own path. Each is totally unique and different. No one can dictate another's path. If you accept this, YOU find greater
peace. You begin to focus on your own path. You get closer to God.
But what with psychopaths or people from disfunctial families, who's desire is to revange...should they follow their hearts?
If they could be helped to TRULY find their hearts... if they could be helped to REALLY listen to what their hearts would say then they would find
their way to forgiveness, love and healing.
Annie, a client of mine works in the field of criminal rehabilitation. She works mainly with children that grew up in desperately bad, hard situations
where crime is the norm. As these kids grow up they have been so abused and traumatized that they just hate and hate and hate. In her work she says
there are some of these children that can still be reached. If you can connect with them and point them to their hearts... if you can help them to
find compassion and forgiveness then amazing things happen. These children become healthy, whole, productive adults. One of them, for example, now
runs a program in the ghetto to reach out to kids just like he was. He is changing lives in the same way his life was changed: with love and patience.
By teaching others to find their way through the hate to connecting with their hearts.
You see, Annie, following your heart is not the same as "doing whatever you feel like". Not at all. It is the same as doing what God/ the Holy
Spirit / Love / The Highest Good... calls you to do. Your heart is a portal. If it is closed by fear then you cannot hear. Then you just see wrong in
every other. Then you judge and hate. If it is opened by love then you can hear. Then you connect with the Eternal and Divine and you see the beauty
and perfection in creation. It is where you connect, right there inside yourself, to God!
So what happens, Annie, if someone is following their heart and is connecting with the Divine and is doing exactly what they should be doing... but
just doesn't feel called to believe the same as you do?
Are you qualified to judge them as deficient in the eyes of the Lord? Of course not! Neither you nor I not anyone alive on the planet is qualified to
render judgement upon another!
So really... the best we can do is to share with each other what we know to be true IN LOVE. In other words tell others what works for you but don't
insist that they must change or agree with you. Let them be who they are. Let them find their own path. Perhaps they are exactly where they need to be
and perhaps God is using their lives exactly as He sees fit. You don't know and I don't know. So we should each focus on our own relationship with
the Eternal and Divine.