I am a Christian. I believe that Christ died for me on a cross. But, I also believe in the universality and power of love.
Truth is truth. It can be spoken by multiple spiritual people across the distance of time and still be the truth. Even though I am a proclaimed Christian, I see God in Buddhism, Judaism, and the Muslim faith. I see it in Hinduism and humanism. I see the truth of LOVE everywhere.
I believe that no matter what our particular faiths, that love is the ultimate truth.
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” Mahatma Ghandi
“Hatred does no cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” Buddha
and “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” Buddha
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” John 13:34
It doesn’t matter which deity we bow down to or which building we bend our knees in, all that matters is how well we love one another. The world is in desperate need of Love and understanding. We need the pulse of restorative compassion and Love to heal so many hurting and hurtful people in the world right now.
On this Christmas Eve, in my house we will celebrate the birth of a King, and the miracle of the Virgin Mary. This isn’t practiced in every home this time of year. I don’t demand that it is, although as Christian it is my hope.
But, I do know that Love is a universal truth spoken across the lips of humans across the human history of time. It is the only truth that remains in the midst of pain, suffering, and horror. In the end, all that matters is Love.
I wish you all Merry Love for years to come.