There is no love but God’s.
It is written in the introduction to A Course In Miracles “The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.”
There you have it. The world of the ego loves conditionally while the world of the Spirit loves unconditionally. To experience the Unconditional Love of God we must first purify ourselves from the conditions which society has taught us.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested that we make a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of Love as we can best understand it. Some call this surrender but not in the sense of giving up, but rather in the sense of being willing to go a new way, another way, a much better way. We give up our willfulness for a willingness to align ourselves with the Unconditional Love of God’s because we have now realized that the so-called conditional love of the ego is not “love” at all but a counterfeit. We now are after the real deal, the genuine article, the Unconditional Love of God.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and this search takes us not only to discovery but to a decision of whether we want to give up the conditional loving of the ego for the Unconditional Love of God. The Universalist faith is based on the intuitive perception that God’s Love is Unconditional or it isn’t genuine. They came to understand and teach a couple of centuries ago in reaction to the judgmental Calvanists that there is no love but God’s Unconditional Love. This insight is our heritage and the basis of our faith.
Today, we are asked to take fifteen minutes twice, and briefly three times per hour, to remind ourselves that there is no love but God’s Unconditional Love by which we are embraced with all of God’s creation.
My Kind Of Church Music
Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder