The Problem of Love

"As a lyricist wrote, ...."

Well, I think it's time to get ready
To realize just what I have found
I have lived only half of what I am
It's all clear to me now

My heart is on fire
My soul's like a wheel that's turnin'
My love is alive
My love is alive

There's a mirror moving inside my mind
Reflecting the love that you shine on me
Hold on now to that feelin'
Let it flow, let it grow

My heart is on fire
My soul's like a wheel that's turnin'
My love is alive
My love is alive

Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series
where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years,
the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them
with you. This morning we will ponder our lives as we seek to understand the meaning of the
problem of love.

And now, sit back and listen to today's message.

The Problem of Love

Jesus said: " And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind and with all thy strength and love they neighbor as thy self." Mark,
Chapter 12, Verse 30.

Brothers and sisters, love is the greatest reality we can experience, for God is love. No other
experience can come close. And love has no limitations except the limitation of those who give and
receive it. When Jesus walked the earth, he demonstrated this love in his life. All true love is from
the Father of love.

And yet there are so many who do not love, people whose hearts are harder than stone. They have
settled for something less and do not know the joy of loving and being truly loved by the heavenly
Father. Though they may speak the words of love, their actions betray their true motive. Their actions
show that they wish you not good will but ill will. This is especially true when their selfish intentions
are frustrated.

Then there are those who make a pretense of loving. They have completely turned their backs on the
supreme commandment to love their neighbor as themselves; yet they declare their love for the
heavenly Father. We know this to be a spiritual conflict, for John says: "If a man says, I love God
and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hast seen, how can he
love God whom he hath not seen?"

Do we not demonstrate our love for the heavenly Father by worshiping Him and loving our
neighbors as ourselves? If you don't love your neighbor as yourself, you can not worship the
heavenly Father. And this is so because the heavenly Father desires to be worshiped in truth and in
spirit. In order to do this, we must be in correct relationship with our neighbor--that is, we most
demonstrate love for our neighbor. It is impossible to worship the Father in truth and spirit

We are able to love others because we have first been loved. We love our Father in heaven because
He loved us first, thus awakening the response of love in our souls. Those who dwell in darkness so
deep that it looks like light are to be pitied, for they are actually in need of love in spite of the fact
that they provoke feelings of anguish in us. Only the Father's love can melt their icy hearts. When
we, sons and daughters of the Father, desire to do the Father's will, the result is that His love begins
to flow through us. As love flows through is, our souls are bathed. The fact that we sometimes
experience pain and sorrow in our rejected attempts to show love to our unloved brothers and sisters
only indicates that we have compassion and that are souls are alive. The fact that we show divine
love indicates that we are experiencing the love of the Father.

This divine love recognizes and is absolutely sure that the only solution to darkness is light. The
greater the darkness, the greater the need for more light. Nothing can stand before this unremitting
light. The light of love will either dissolve the ice of hate or else vaporize it into the unreality from
which it emerged. The Father's love is all powerful. How can anyone remain hardhearted because
of misinterpretation of past experiences when this true joy continues to flow, bathing, nourishing,
saturating, and healing the diseased loveless soul? How can anyone resist the truth, beauty, and
goodness of the Father's love? Brothers and sisters, let us be patient.

This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of the problem of love. We hope you
find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time,
this is Dr. James Perry.

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