But I don’t feel it…
May 19, 2012
I hear that from a lot of people who call me. They know intellectually that God loves them – the Bible certainly makes that point (see I John 4:16 for example). But somehow the feelings associated with love seem to be missing.
That’s when I remind them of all the things that Love does and is: like smiles and flowers, and friends and family, and health and healing. So if they say, but I don’t have any of those, then I know it’s time to wake them up!
I remind them of what they do know and why they know it. Even if I’ve never met them. That’s because there are some universal truths about God’s love that everyone has to know, no matter what.
For example, that it IS a universal truth! And that Jesus came to prove it. And even that he said we’d prove it too.
And that’s where I get them – the part about us proving it. Right here, right now.
I tell them to claim that they are loved: completely, deeply, thoroughly. And that this love is the most powerful power there is, dissolving even the doubt that says it’s impossible.
And then I pray with all my heart for God to open up their hearts to see and know what I see and know: that God is Love.
And then Love itself – the divine omnipotence – simply washes away that which is unlovely, and wraps them (anyone, everyone) in the universal truth that they are loved and they know it.
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.