Embracing God’s Love
“God’s Love fills me with new life.”*
In the 21st Chapter of John, Jesus is searching Peter’s heart: “Simon ben-John, do you love me more than these?” Peter said, “Yes, Rabbi, you know that I’m your friend.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” A second time Jesus put the question, “Simon ben-John, do you love me?” Peter said, “Yes, Rabbi, you know that I’m your friend.” Jesus replied, “Tend my sheep.” A third time Jesus asked him, “Simon ben-John, do you love me as a friend would?” Peter was sad because Jesus asked, “Do you love me?” a third time. So Peter said, “You know everything. You know that I am your friend.”
What is Jesus saying? To deny me is to have none of me. To trust me is to have half of me. To Love me is to have all of me! Make your love all-encompassing; move beyond the confines of the corner.
Step out in the Spirit of Light and Truth. Stretch out your hands, wide. This is how much “I Love You!”
“I love you from the depth of my being, from infinity. You cannot measure my love for you. It is greater, wider and longer than any measuring stick. I cannot and will not stop loving you.”**
*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 88
**30 Messages of Hope, pg. 33
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