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Love, eternity and a dying man

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Submitted by paul (United States), Oct 14, 2005 at 01:53

There have simply been too many voices for me. Politicians. Theologians. Civic leaders. All human and like myself, all extremely flawed. Please take these comments understanding that I have not much time left, and I offer them in love.

My struggles and sorrow in this turbulent suffering world and in this flesh vanish when I ask the Living God, in prayer, to bring me to a place where His love can flow through me to others. Too often, I measure my struggles against the time of life that God has appointed to me here on Earth, forgetting my eternal existence and the grace and forgiveness that I believe He has extended to me through Jesus Christ.

We need not look any further than the long and tragic history of sinful man to see that we, in our earthly flesh and in our selfish obsession with the conditions of a temporary life amongst each other, have failed miserably. The spiritual sicknesses of fear, greed, lust and hate that our human hearts have manifested into our lives and into the lives of those around us, in addition to the work of wicked spiritual forces operating amongst us, continue to run rampant and have hurt us all. The endless ricochet of man's sin and the blur of daily life quite easily blinds us to the solution.

If we are to experience and share joy in this life, then I truly believe the one and only answer to this is love. God's love. Love in every direction and unconditionally given. Love casts away fear. When there is true love, there is no greed, no lust and no hate. Bitterness is uprooted by the love of God flowing through us to others. To our loved ones, our friends, our enemies and strangers alike.

Biblical account shows Jesus Christ as the perfect model of this to the point of His crucifiction. Love given in a visit that modeled the transparency, compassion and forgiveness that could go so far in helping us healing ourselves and avoiding conflicts in our lives with each other and in our eternal lives before God. We cannot experience and enjoy this collectively until we commit our hearts to it individually. And when we do, the rewards will be given to us eternally. Let's put down our swords today and make peace with each other and with God, and let Him live His pure love through us.

humbly and in peace - paul
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