Love Never Dies
Think about the love that one person has given to you some time in your life. That love is eternal. Love never dies. If your mother gave you love 20 years ago, that love is still here and you can appropriate it, experience it, feel it. If you think about it, the love that your deceased family members gave to you years ago is still right here with you. Even though they passed on in a physical sense, they have left something of the eternal with you, to draw upon whenever you wish.
Now think about the love you have given to others. That love is eternal. Your love never dies. Your actions have consequences for love that will be on this earth long after you are gone. If you hug a child today, that love, expressed in that hug, can be with that child 50 years from now. Something of you remains here on earth, something good.
Children should be prepared for this kind of thinking through forgiveness education, where they learn that all people have built-in or inherent worth. One expression of forgiveness, one of its highest expressions, is to love those who have not loved us. If we educate children in this way, then they may take the idea more seriously that the love given and received can continue……and continue. It may help them to take more seriously such giving and receiving of love. We need forgiveness education……now.
This is so true and so very comforting. i can feel the love between my mother and me as I write this. thank you.
This is especially appropriate at Christmas time when people can feel sad that loved ones have passed. Their love is still very much on this earth right now.
Very beautiful. This is taking the long perspective, so long that it is the eternal perspective.
I agree with Chris. This message is so needed at Christmas time. When we miss our loved ones we need to read this blog post. Thanks.
Thank you, Josh. I have lost family members and so this idea is comforting. It also is true.