Love One Another?

I wanted to share this post from the Internet.

As Anne Lamott said, "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image if it turns out that your God hates the same people you do!" and I believe that it's true AND that the opposite is also true: if your intention in life is to be compassionate, kind, loving, patient, respectful, understanding, giving and forgiving, then it's likely you'll create a God in THAT image to inspire and guide you, which is great because it works for everyone's benefit if we simply honor everyone's path. But if we assign to our understanding of God some of the most petty, human-like personality traits (like jealousy and anger, hatred and judgment), then our version of God is not only a reflection of us, but then we, in turn, justify being judgmental, hateful, jealous and unforgiving.

My interpretation and understanding of God is that God is love. Yes, that's because that's what I want it to be. God is love, love is my religion, and love is the answer. And you know what? I'm okay with that. So don't let others dictate to you what God means, try to find out for yourself before you possibly dismiss meeting God one day as a simple encounter with "just another stranger on the bus". As Gandhi said, "If you can't find God in the next person you meet, there's no use looking for him anywhere else" 

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