Love One Another

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When we love others, God’s love is complete. Today as I think about this it reminds me of an electrical circuit. From my days in shop class , eons ago, I remember-If the circuit is incomplete the light won’t come on. If we choose to not show God’s love to another, it’s like breaking the circuit. And the world and certainly the person are left not experiencing the light and love God intends for us all. The first “if” in this passage is probably best understood as “since.” Since God so loved us to make Christ known, we should love. The second “if” however is up to us. If we make love known, and we might or we might not, is how we might best hear this. If we make love known, God’s love is perfected, made complete. Abiding in us and flowing through us in that circuit. Sisters and brothers, keep that circuit of love open.
~Carolyn Hetrick

(Thank you to Carolyn Hetrick for this reflection, found on Facebook)

This Love Of Which I Speak ~ ~ ~

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This LOVE of which I speak . . .

. . . is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast;
it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never ends.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Sending this LOVE to you today Anna Lin

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Morning Song

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Morning Song ~ ~ ~

Gracious God,

How wonderful it is to BE in your Presence ~
to worship you with Songs of Praise this morning.

I don’t have to DO anything ~
just BE in stillness ~ ~ in peaceful quiet of my soul.

I am filled with all Love and Wonder for this moment
in which we are ONE in the Spirit.

Your power flows through me to strengthen me
for this day ~ ~
~ ~ like streams of living water you restore my soul.

From here I go forth to heal the world ~ ~
through my very being ~ ~
as the temple of the divine you have created me
to be.

May it be so unto me.

~ Morning Prayers of Anna Lin

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Welcome February

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Ah, February ~ ~ the month of flowers and hearts and Valentines and
LOVE. What the world needs now is LOVE.
In the midst of these challenging times, I would love to see
everyone  send out at least one message every day
full of love and good will to all people. I’m in!
Sending my love to you this day
~ Anna Lin

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