People don't value what they have.
They blame him for their misery, but the truth is he has already provided us with the tools, our mind and body and now its up to you how you use it.
You are what you choose to be, God loves us all.
What keeps me from understanding the Love of God?? Thats easy - Usually some of his more...vehement followers.
Luckily for Him, I'm a curious person, so I learn anyway, in my own time.
(That is - of course- assuming you are talking about the Christian God.)
The insular nature of our existence does not allow us to understand the full scope involved in love on a universal level. We lack the capability of truly loving ourselves in a manner which allows us to extend that love out to others in a truly unselfish fashion. Without the capability of releasing our egos, prejudices and preconceived notions, in order to love unconditionally, it is impossible to fathom a force that is capable of doing that. You can't accept what you don't believe exists.
I love my husband and children, I show them daily. Not by letting them wake up, but how I engage them throughout the day. So for me to ever understand a God's love I would first need to see that love shown in a manner other than simply letting me live.
I do believe in God but it's so hard to understand why so many innocent
children are killed daily......jada67
I have seen God's love -- felt it lift me up.
Several times miracles flowed into existence -- one as vivid as Moses parting the sea, and just as public.
What stands in the way from understanding God's love fully is ego.
The one time when ego vanished for me, I was able to see without human eyes for the first time in eons. Once again, I could see the light of spiritual sight. When I became self-conscious, ego returned and I lost that momentary vision.
Ego is the false self that Jesus talked about. Ego is selfishness. It is separateness -- the same separateness that was the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Ego is dichotomy -- good-evil, right-wrong, generous-selfish, wisdom-stupidity, compassion-indifference and many others. Ego is what keeps us from seeing.
Without ego, we have love. With 100% love, ego can never exist. Ego is vulnerability, but with 100% responsibility, you can no longer be a victim. With utter humility, ego disappears and unconditional love makes you "one with God," just as Jesus was.
I suppose it depends on what you mean by 'understanding' and which god you're referring to. I understand the concept of a deity's love; a magical being creates something and loves it, in much the same way that an artist might love their own painting. But god's love is too often used as a security blanket designed to shield us from the fear of death and the unknown. If we think someone much more powerful than ourselves loves us, then it's easier to accept the atrocities of the world and the inevitable blackness of death.
So, you could say that I do not understand the love of god in practice. From the human perspective, god's love is selective and infrequent. He saves one sinner from a car crash while killing hundreds of innocent children elsewhere. There is no sense of karma, justice or even balance to the acts that occur. So, in order to fit god into that equation, we use faith as a tent pole to keep our security blanket elevated. Saying it is part of god's plan, or that those who died are in a better place, are just things to make us feel better about a god who is either incompetent, inept, or non-existent.
It's one of those things where we've developed a complex and convoluted explanation for god's existence when, in reality, the simple answer is that he just doesn't. And that goes for all deities, including the multiple versions of Yahweh which can vary wildly from wrathful jerk-wad to gentle father.
Most people in the Church understand that God is love, but most do not understand that there are several different types of love in the Bible. Many throw the word love around, but misuse the context. For example, many describe love as a feeling, but agape love is a principle without feeling. Understanding what love is knowing how to apply the right context.
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