United in Love
“I think...if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)
I attended a vigil last night at a church called Beloved Community. It was a prayer service for those killed and injured in the Orlando shootings. Prayers were said by pastors from the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Unitarian Church, the AME Church, the Presbyterian Church, two rabbis, one Imam from the Islamic Mosque, one from the Temple of the Goddess, and several others. Some of those clergy are themselves members of the LGBTQ community. We prayed for peace, for an end to gun violence, for the kind of love that allows us to live in community with people who are different from us. We prayed for the return of joy.
There is only one love. That love takes many forms, and expresses itself in many ways. One way is not superior to another, or inferior to another, because all love comes from the same Source. When we judge others, we are not in alignment with love. Whether we are followers of Yahweh, or Allah, or Jesus, or Great Spirit, or Great Mother, or our Higher Self, the Source of that love is one—the I AM. It is we humans who divide.
We are of many minds, many opinions, many leanings. For the sake of the world, let us be united in love.
In the Spirit,