Coming from a Place of Love

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This blog was originally written for one of my Facebook pages, which I call “Coming from a Place of Love.”

Yet, how do we, within a civilized society counter the actions of the few? They are thrilled that we are attacking each other. They are paying attention to our words, our actions, our hateful posts, our slams against our family and neighbors. The get a rush. They feel empowered. Because by spewing hate we are giving the lone wolf a pack to lead. We are giving them exactly what they want. Our hate and our vitriol! Have we forgotten who we are? (READ MORE)

“Coming from a Place of Love” is the page I started on Facebook to allow those of us with disparate views to express political or personal points of view, and/or to rebut or refute another’s statements…from a place of love and respect.

I must say that I’m disappointed that no one has been willing to get in the ring. I like to spar without knocking out my opponent. But from the many hostile, angry, belligerent, intolerant posts I’ve witnessed coming across my news feed, I’m beginning to believe that too many people relish throwing the first punch, yet no one is tolerant, patient or simply willing to take off the gloves, step outside the ring, and…talk. Not yell. Talk. Listen. Agree to disagree. Agree to agree.

I’m saddened. 
I know we’re better than this. 
I know that each one of us is filled with love. 
I know, that if a stranger were to fall down in front of us, we’d immediately stop and offer aide, as did the Good Samaritan.

I know if we actually read the text of each other’s holy books, we’d find that the overarching theme is that of love, for our neighbor as ourselves. 

Not one of those holy books endorses attack. Not one. Yet, by analyzing ancient history…and recent history (try yesterday), atrocities committed by one faith against another are revealed. Our Masters would not condone this.

It is those who live in fear who condone and promote this. It is not the organized religion that fosters attack, it is the bereft of spirit, the lone-wolf who has left the pack, the fearful avenger whose only way to feel powerful is by killing, maiming, destroying, and subjecting others to their wrath. They have forgotten who they are…one in spirit with God.

Yet, how do we within a civilized society counter the actions of the few? They are thrilled that we are attacking each other. They are paying attention to our words, our actions, our hateful posts, our slams against our family and neighbors. The get a rush. They feel empowered. Because by spewing hate we are giving the lone wolf a pack to lead. We are giving them exactly what they want. Our hate and our vitriol! Have we forgotten who we are?

What if, just…what if we stop? Stop the hateful, angry posts. Stop attacking each other. Stop hating each other. Stop speaking out of both sides of our mouths.

What if, we were to actually follow the message of love contained within our individual holy text? 

What if we actually lived what we espouse? 

What if we truly practice what we preach?

What if we loved our neighbors as we love ourselves?

What if we remember who we really are?

What if we were to come from a place of love?

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Rev. Barbara Adams, O.M.C.

 

 

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