Saturday, March 10, 2007

Love, Fear, and Memory


If your question is understood, the "all fear" that is cast out by completed Love (in 1 Jn. 4:18) does include memories as well as "right now" events. The ideal is to clear the entire system of fear-- the major "tool of the devil"-- and to replace it with Love.

As Jesus pointed out, the divine Love covers both the righteous and the unrighteous. So, we must work to make real Love what it always is, by nature and by definition: Unconditional. Any item labelled as Love, but saying, "I will love you if..." is a phony and a fake. There can be no "if" attached to a statement about Love.

We love others, not because they are good, but because of our own interior goodness, God in the heart. If we claim to love a person, and that Love is withdrawn after she changes her looks, behaviors, or attitudes, what we felt was not real or genuine Love.

Because this Godlove is pervasive, it fills the whole heartmind, and does cover memories, letting go of all fears from the past.

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