There's Power in Love
There are times in our lives when something unusual or significant occurs that gets our attention to stop and take notice. Sometimes it is dire circumstances like a health or financial crisis, or something wonderful like the birth of a child or grandchild, or the epiphany of a profound truth.
The world stopped and took notice while watching the royal wedding when Bishop Michael Curry delivered 14 minutes of a profound truth…
”There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love. There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved, and you know it, when someone cares for you, and you know it, when you love and you show it – it actually feels right. There is something right about it. And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love, and our lives are meant – and are meant – to be lived in that love. That’s why we are here. Ultimately, the source of love is God Himself: the source of all of our lives. God is love!
There’s power in love. There’s power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will. There’s power in love to show us the way to live. Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.’ …everything that God has been trying to tell the world… love God, love your neighbors, and while you’re at it, love yourself.
…I’m talking about power. Real power. Power to change the world.”
This was a stop and world take notice message of profound truth. Love God. Love your neighbor. Love yourself. When you love, you show it.
My pause to reflect was to ask myself, do I love God? Do I love my neighbor? And maybe the more uncomfortable question, do I love myself? How do I show my love for God, my neighbor and myself? In all the words of Jesus about love, His encouraging and empowering command was to show it.
Love power will change our world. I see a world with less illness and more wellness! Filled with more of the abundant life, as Jesus promised. That is why and how I want to express love power! Real life changing, world-changing power!
My hope and prayer is for us to create a great awakening to the possibilities of a world filled with more wellness empowered by love for God, our neighbor and ourselves!