- God loves us. He loves us constantly and unconditionally. No matter what we have done, what we are doing or what we shall do, He will always love us. God loves us much more than He loves Himself. If we use our thinking and doubting minds, this may seem hard to believe. But if we use our loving and surrendering hearts, then we are bound to feel that God loves us infinitely more than He loves Himself. Why does He love us so much? He loves us because He feels that His Dream remains unfulfilled without us, His Reality remains unmanifested without us; without us he is incomplete.
There have been many, many times in our lives when we have felt miserable because we told a lie or deceived someone or became jealous of others. After we do something wrong or undivine, our inner consciousness comes to the fore and we feel miserable. We curse ourselves and try to punish ourselves. But God's Love for us remains exactly the same. We hate ourselves for our mistakes, but God still loves us and will always continue to love us. Our justice-power condemns us, but God's Compassion-power forgives us, illumines us and transforms our weakness into strength. God gets satisfaction when, with His blessingful Smile, He gives us His Compassion-flood, His Concern-sky and His Love-sea so that we can grow into His very image.
God loves us, and in return He wants us to smile, to love and to transcend. The moment we offer Him a soulful smile, God is pleased with us. The moment we offer Him an iota of our love, God is pleased with us. The moment we want to transcend our earthbound consciousness, God is pleased with us.
Our human love constantly tries to separate and divide, but the divine Love we get from God always adds and multiplies. God used His Delight-power when He created the world, and now He uses His Love-power to protect the world and bring perfection to earth, His creation.
God gives us what He has and what He is. What He has is infinite Peace, Light and Bliss, and what He is is constant Concern--- Concern for our liberation from the meshes of ignorance and Concern for our perfection.
God loves us. We love God. By loving God, we gain victory over our age-old ignorance. By loving us, God makes us consciously feet that we are eternal players, divine players in His cosmic Game.
[Unofficial, from God Is, by Sri Chinmoy, pp 79-81]
Posted by Abanna
Inspired by a most soulful recitation of this excerpt by Aparajita at our June 25 Seattle Joy Day