You are sooo loved..

You are sooo loved..

It’s Easter, the time that Christians celebrate and are grateful for because of their Jesus who died so that we could be set free from the Law, which is something we could never keep as humans. I don’t generally talk about religion or belief systems in my writing, but I thought I would say something about this today. (Just the way I perceive things, as always.)
I grew up in the Dutch Reformed Church, did my 5 years of Bible study and got gold stars for each exam at the end of each year. When I was 17, I was therefore accepted as a member of the church and made a heartfelt commitment to try to be like the Christ in front of the church members and God.
In later years I discovered that I was gay, and realized that I was no longer welcome in my church. Then other things (life) happened, and I embarked on a different kind of spiritual journey too, studying metaphysics and bits about philosophy etc. I fell in love with humanity because of this journey, and learned to ‘love my neighbor’; for real.
More ‘life’ happened, and as I was learning more about life, my fellow human beings and our journeys as human beings, I came to the conclusion that there is really no difference between the belief system of what Jesus advocated, and those of the Buddha, the God of Islam and many others. To me they all have the same message: Love your Creator and love your fellow human beings and all life (creation) like He loves them. Love with abandoning, enjoy your earthly experience as a human being, and know that He wants only for you to be the best human you can be. And: this has only to do with who you ARE. He is concerned with your heart’s intentions; your soul – no human competition or anything else. All positive belief systems have these components.
As for Christianity, the Bible says in 1 John 4:8 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE.”. 1 Corinthians 13 says “LOVE is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends.” So this is God, if we want to get technical about it. He is Love. And His love never ends, no matter what we do.
So, from my side, a blessed Easter to one and all, and know that, if you love, you are perfect in His (Love’s) eyes. He knows only how to love. He is not like humans.
And.. Namaste.

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About rethaburger1

I have learnt a lot about life for 3 reasons: I have always loved learning, I have experienced many things - and I have made a lot of mistakes! :) I was blessed with various talents and gifts though, and have a passion for the planet we live on – especially humans. When one is eager to learn about life and living... believe this: life WILL teach you! As a sensitive country girl who grew up with good ethics and sober habits, it is quite remarkable what I have been exposed to thanks to my eagerness to learn about life... I have learnt hard lessons through very close relationships with people with drug and alcohol addictions, HIV/AIDS and ADD/ADHD. I have had a good 12 year relationship, and a really miserable 8 year one. I have been left, and I have left someone. I have been married and divorced, and have dealt with really difficult teenagers as a stepmother. I have experienced trauma and am learning how to manage PTSD, depression, severe anxiety and insomnia. I have learnt through these experiences, but not only that - they have given me a new life; a second life. I have also had a very successful career with a few managerial positions. Colourful, hey?  This blog is therefore aimed at everyone from every age group and all walks of life who want to learn how to enjoy life. I had help on my journey, and now.. now I believe I can be of value to others by paying forward what I have learnt and experienced. I can't WAIT to hear from all so we can create a huge camp fire here. This is going to be an amazing place where we all feel safe and have a good time. Therefore – let the comments roll in and be kind to others who might also benefit from a safe home and circle of friends - let the world know about this blog. Lovelight and laughter; always Retha PS - Yes I will make up my own words if I feel like it! :)
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4 Responses to You are sooo loved..

  1. rethaburger1 says:

    Thank you, Abigail. I am so glad you found it valuable. xx

  2. Rob McNelis says:

    God is love is my fav. Basically, summarizes the Bible in my opinion πŸ™‚

    Nice post!

    Random side note… Right now, I’m focused on generating traffic. Do you use any strategies other than content marketing? Just curious.

    Rob

    • rethaburger1 says:

      Thank you, Rob. πŸ™‚ I am glad you enjoyed it.
      I’m afraid I am still a bit of a newbie with the whole blogging thing, but I recently discovered a site called CoPromote. Apart from that I am just on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+…. the normal stuff, you know? Just learning as I am going along and really still quite dumb with the marketing and promoting side of things! Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  3. Abigail Jean Baumann says:

    Brilliant read!

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