Revised; originally published on 21 September 2013
Here’s a video about unconditional love, Christ, and Grace. A Summary follows the video; text not in the video is in green font …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Hello, Dear Ones.
I thought I would tell you about something that happened to me in a Bible study class the other day. We were looking at Ephesians. And we were looking at a study book about Ephesians. And the first question in the study book was something like: What are two goals that you have as a follower of Christ?
And there were four of us there … four ladies. And so, I was winging it! Fortunately, we read the first 14 verses of Ephesians before we started to answer. And so, the question about the two goals came up.
And the first lady said: My goals are pretty private. I don’t feel too comfortable to share them in a group. And so we said: That is fine.
And the next lady said: I feel the same way about it.
And then it was my turn. So I said: Sure, I would be happy to share mine.
I have two goals, and one is: To bless everyone with unconditional love, the blessing being God’s blessing, and not mine. I practice that all the time, or else I notice how I’m not practicing it. And I’m not sure how long it’s going to take me to get really good at this. It might take a few months. Or maybe 5 years.
And the last lady said: Well, it might take you the rest of your life, being as how it changes every minute. And I had to agree.
And so then, I told the group the last thing, the second goal I had. And that is very similar. It’s to feel unconditional love for all humans, and for all animals, and for all trees and plants … everyone and everything. That’s kind of similar.
And so then, I was finished. And it was the turn of the last lady, whose name was Grace. And she said: You know, it’s funny you should say those things, because those are exactly the goals that I’ve been working on.
It was great! I felt an instant kinship with her. It was like we were on the same path, you know? It was like we were doing the same work. It was terrific!
So I just thought I would tell you … I’m working with Grace on unconditional love. It’s a great story! And it’s a great feeling. [waves goodbye]
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
EPHESIANS 1: 1-14 (KJV, public domain)
1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”
3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”
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