Is Your Religion Full of Love?
It can boggle the mind that something which is supposed to be spiritual, is often used to divide and condemn. Faith and religion should be all about love. When you love in deep, meaningful and authentic ways — nothing else really matters. Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, and Yoda (jk) all lived a life of love.
Since the dawn of time, I assume, people have taken these belief systems and turned their theology into an agenda. It poisons the very idea of spirituality. The gospel message so often turns into propaganda, then friends turn into enemies, and our relationship with God turns into a rule book used to separate and make you feel superior to others.
No matter what your theology, if it's not delivered with love, respect, and kindness — it's worthless.
Our faith is evidenced by how we treat others. We have to ask, Does the reality of your life reflect the theory behind your spiritual beliefs? If your faith is focused on pointing out faults and sins, before love and compassion, you may want to take another look at it.
It is MY belief that we should be inspired to emulate the actions and words of Christ — to selflessly, sacrificially, and holistically love others. Our theology should reinforce the motivation for doing things to make the world a better place — not serve as platforms to berate, criticize, and attack others.
In the end, what really matters most to the world around us is that we simply love as Christ loved...or whoever it is you choose to follow or not follow. Spiritually if you aren't living a life of love, you can never truly be happy.
Without love you have no spiritual ground to stand on.
Please follow my page and keep on loving, mindfully.