How did Love kill the 800 pound gorilla?
Are you still hugging the gorilla?
How can you stop feeding the gorilla?
When Jesus encouraged people to follow Him, when Christ offered “Living Water” that would end all thirst, when The Savior offered an “easy burden and a light yoke” – He was encouraging a growing understanding the believing in Him ended the need of and the job of the law, Completely!
Vs. 12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15: 12-13
There is an inner gorilla inside you and I and it will wrestle our spirit to death! The gorilla I am talking about is the law and our expectations and desire to be seen as “good” around others.
Jesus set things up differently and changed business as usual between you and God and between the way we relate to each other. That’s how Love killed the 800 pound gorilla but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to bury the gorilla.
The gorilla can and will rear his ugly head and try to get us guilted into doing as opposed to Loved into Being and that will continue especially as long as you feed and hug the gorilla.
How do you hug the gorilla:
1) Set standards that judge the worthiness of others.
2) See others through those standards.
3) Allow those standards to influence how you treat others.
If you want to stop feeding your gorilla and live like Christ:
1) Lay down and forget about your dogma.
2) See others as equal to you in Gods eyes.
3) Live in the awareness that we are all connected.
Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably wont be disturbed and start taking several deep breaths. With every exhale see God taking your stress and just get a real feeling for being safe and protected and supported right where you sit. As you feel that safety and pray this:
Breathe in and say:
“God teach me”
Breathe out and say:
“To Love like You”
Practice this until you can leave all judgment behind and Love like your life depends on it- cause it does!
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