Spiritual Life Guide

I love 60’s music! In one song are these words:  “Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs…what’s wrong with that? I’d like to know…love isn’t silly at all…so here I go again: I love you…”             In another 60’s song there are these words: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love…no, not just for some, but for everyone… it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…”   Some things are just basic to life, and love is rock bottom basic. While there are many kinds of love, all generations of all times in all places need love, seek love, and must learn to give love.  In terms of God, religion, and the Bible, LOVE is the starting point. “God is love.”  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength.” “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”  “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.”  “If you love me, you will keep my commands.” All over the Bible are love promises and love commands. Christianity is one of love, or at least that’s what God wants.  NO OTHER RELIGION has a God who equates Himself with LOVE. “God IS love.” NO OTHER RELIGION has a God who seeks to love and be loved, to live in relationship with His created ones. Love is what the world needs; love is what God gives.  So while it may seem almost trite to focus on love during the month of February, I’m doing the guide on it, suggesting we read about it and act upon it.  After all, “What’s wrong with that? It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of”!                                                                                                                                                    Love you! Bobbie Denny, spiritual lay leader