The Good News According to Phil
February is the month of Valentine's Day, when we put aside a special day to celebrate love. But why wait for a particular day? We can practice love each day.
Practicing love is not an option. Unity is part of the great educational movement inaugurated by Jesus. He commanded (not suggested or even recommended) that we love one another. If only it was as easily done as said.
Here's a suggestion. I don't know anyone who doesn't respond well to pets, say a cat or dog. Dogs especially latch on to a person, and making no judgments, express affection to that person. This is an example of unconditional love. Surely we can do as well as our canine friends. Let us try to love without expecting anything in return.
A benefit of each of us choosing to love is that the love energy multiplies. Our loving will inspire others to love, even if in little ways. I am amazed at how often someone holds the door open for me at the 7-11 store, and when I say "Thanks", they say "You're welcome, sir." And this small act sends out an energy of love. When we multiply this energy through millions of small acts of love, we have a huge energy.
As our country makes the political transition, let us affirm this love energy is directed to all. Let the love energy drive out fear and loathing. Let each of us add our piece of love energy, and make a real difference for the good.
Blessings, Rev. Phil