A voicehearer’s path ~

Against the Odds ~

queryThe young seeker asks “Why are we here?” almost before he or she is in school. Who are we, what are we here for, what is the reason behind everything we see? Pretty heavy duty questions to be asking, and most of the time there are no quality answers to give for such questions.

I feel I have stumbled on the answer to that one, however. It’s not an answer I particularly like, but it is an answer that makes sense even out of the most horrid circumstances that can exist on this planet. I believe that we are here to learn, against all odds, to love. I know, it sounds too simple, but then, remember Occam’s razor; and it straightrazorwould seem to fit, wouldn’t it? We humans have found that our species can be guilty of some pretty horrible and nasty things, many of which have been committed against each other. Truth is, many of those horrors make it pretty difficult to love the perpetrator.  And then there’s that “platitude” love the person, not the crime. Well, yes, but the person is usually so darned intimately attached to the crime, how do you do that?

135cat-dogI am still learning this one, and I will not try to tell you that I can love all the time. There are crimes that just beg for an expedient end to the perpetrator, I will not argue the logic of that. I am simply stating that I believe that we as a species need to learn to love, deeply, truly, completely, and against all odds.

It was Peter who told us that love covers a multitude of sins, see lPeter 4:8. I am not sure he understood the entire ramifications of that statement, though he very well might have. If each of us learns to carry within our hearts that deep compassion for all souls, the compassion asked of us by the Master, the injuries will quietly stop that create many of the “monsters” that come from abusive environments. In that level of compassion we will also learn how to treat the diseases of the mind that leave a soul broken and unable to account for their own actions.

It is only as we learn this depth of love that things like modern slavery, very much an existing plague, can be stopped. (see, Free the Slaves) I cannot defend the perpetrators of all of the crimes against humanity that occur every day in our frightening world, I can only say that until we learn to love at a deep level, all the time, all of us, we will still see this level of degradation in our society.

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Comments on: "Against the Odds ~" (17)

  1. YES YES YES Sister Love!! That is the very thing we are here now to re-member that love is all there really is, and we are all ONE as the love of God we are! Only from a place of love and joy in our heart can one manifest the changes in the world that we seek.

    Love Is All There Is… So Why Fight It? 🙂

  2. So true.
    Again, Su, great read!
    These truths you speak of are exactly as you’ve placed them: the truth. Unconditional love is what we all seek, so why not embrace it? Entirely!? The problem we all have is a result of lack of love, for ourselves and for others.
    I don’t know how else to articulate it as well as you have but if we all just stopped for a second and said lets stop the hating, stop the fear, the jealousy, resentment, what if we just put the effort out to eradicate these negative aspects of our lives? The answer is Peace on Earth is possible, simple as that. It’s amazing how the simplest things we do is think for a second and agree upon letting fear go and letting love in.

    • TY, I hadn’t checked this for a while, and find that there are several cogent comments that needed attending. I appreciate your input and encouragement, thank you!!!!
      Su

  3. So true.Again, Su, great read!These truths you speak of are exactly as you’ve placed them: the truth. Unconditional love is what we all seek, so why not embrace it? Entirely!? The problem we all have is a result of lack of love, for ourselves and for others.I don’t know how else to articulate it as well as you have but if we all just stopped for a second and said lets stop the hating, stop the fear, the jealousy, resentment, what if we just put the effort out to eradicate these negative aspects of our lives? The answer is Peace on Earth is possible, simple as that. It’s amazing how the simplest things we do is think for a second and agree upon letting fear go and letting love in.
    +1

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