If God is Love

Madhu Kalyan By Madhu Kalyan, 12th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I'm sure a lot of people have asked that question over the centuries. Some days it sure feels like there's no one there, like we're totally alone in this. But if God is love, then doesn't that mean we aren't alone? Doesn't that mean we have someone there at our side, every moment of every day? And sure, plenty of people hate Him. But I think that's because they don't understand Him.

If God is Love

If God is Love, then where is he?
I'm sure a lot of people have asked that question over the centuries. Some days it sure feels like there's no one there, like we're totally alone in this. But if God is love, then doesn't that mean we aren't alone? Doesn't that mean we have someone there at our side, every moment of every day? And sure, plenty of people hate Him. But I think that's because they don't understand Him.
Thomas Aquinas asked "What is God?" and I think that is a very good question. To all the people out there who just spit at him, or shout obscenities at him, or say they hate him for one reason or another, did you ever stop and ask what is God? Just what is he? Do we have any idea, really, of what he is? Can we even define it for ourselves? We can not fathom God.
The world is dying. Its not hard to see. Look at a newspaper, glance at the T-V, listen to what people are talking about. This place is falling, and its because of a damned generation. And I don't mean damned as in "we're all going to hell some day". I mean damned as in we have crushed everything morally good beneath our feet. We have traded in values, and kindness, and self sacrifice for the sake of our own desires. Look around you, this is what happens when you trade doing what is right for doing what you want. This place is going to hell, and all we're doing is helping it along. If we want to make a difference, we're going to have to sacrifice everything we want to do for the sake of others. As long as people are content to do nothing we will achieve nothing but chaos.
Our society was built through the effort and sweat of good men. Our society is falling through the unjust and self-centered desires of selfish men.
Everyone wants something now a days. I know, there are lots of things I want too. But it becomes a problem when what we want is put ahead of what we NEED to do. We're sitting here arguing about God knows what -gay rights, abortion, how religion is bad, how guns are evil- and meanwhile there are much more important things that need addressing. People are dying, people are starving, whole communities are being slaughtered and no one is doing anything about it because we're too busy arguing over whether guns should be banned.
When the most important thing on the news is who is sleeping with who, or the latest church scandal, that should be a big enough sign to everyone that we've messed up somewhere down the road. There are more important things happening, and until we wake up and see that we will never change. This world will never improve. No good will be accomplished.
So I go back to my original question: if God is Love, then where is he?
Well, you can't have it both ways. You can't tell God to -basically- fuck off and then expect him to do something big and heroic for us. You can't murder your own children because its an inconvenience to your life, and then expect to be showered with happiness and good fortune. Every action has a consequence- maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime it will come back and bite you. God respects our decisions, and if we decide we don't want anything to do with him he is not going to force himself on us. If we tell God to get out of our lives and our society, if we strip him from every aspect of daily life, if we insist on tearing down religious institutions and doing nothing to prevent injustice and sin, how can we possible be so arrogant as to blame him for not doing anything? We make the decision to banish him, and he respects what we chose; so we can not be angry at him for not reaching down and doing something, because through our actions we've already told him we don't want him to be here.

We're always wanting more than we already have. God has done enough for us already; we don't need him to sacrifice anymore for a people who don't appreciate what he did all those years ago. It is out turn to do something for him. He will always come to us if we are willing to accept him. He will never abandon us so long as we are faithful to him. His lack of a presence in the world today is because of what we have done, not because he just left. God will not leave us. It is always us who leave.

But I do have an answer to Thomas Aquinas' question. What is God? He is Love.

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author avatar Juvia
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Nice story

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author avatar Madhu Kalyan
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank U

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author avatar Raj
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Wonderful story. Loved it

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author avatar Madhu Kalyan
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar Sakura
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Great article. Thank you for sharing this valuable information. Have a great day.

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author avatar Madhu Kalyan
13th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you

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