Secret Of Love – By Des Kelly
Another interesting story from Charmaine Gunatillake, especially featured on eLanka, to show us, briefly, as she puts it, the “Secret of Love”, which I would reiterate in yet another simple three word slogan, “Love conquers all”.
This is “easier said, than done” folks, because, after all, we are mere human beings, the word “revenge” is common amongs’t us, and put into practice, every time some ill comes our way, from another human source.
Charmaine’s story however shows us that God, the Almighty wants us to change our ways. Because HE is the God of Love, HE wishes to divulge the “Secret of Love” and this little story depicts a few ways of doing exactly that.
Secret Of Love
No matter where you are in life and no matter what troubles you have been through, I encourage you to put on love. See the best in others when you are tempted to give them a piece of your mind. Forgive the offenses of others when all you want to do is cut ties with them. See others for who they can be and not for who they are presently. We are all a work in progress. We all need grace and mercy to carry us through our many shortfalls and when we adopt the same love that God has for us towards our fellow man, we will be making an impact that is unimaginable in our own minds.
There is a story from long ago when a young novice had entered a monastery run by a wise Abbot.
One day the Abbot told his monks that he was going to share a secret teaching with them that would bring them lasting peace and happiness, but if they shared it with anyone else they would be expelled from the monastery.
The next day several of the older monks saw the young novice sharing the secret teaching with everyone in a nearby town. They ran back and told the Abbot what they had saw.
The Abbot just smiled and said, “I can teach this young novice nothing further. He is already an Abbot in his own right.”
In the spirit of that young novice then I have a few simple secrets that I would love to share with you today. In truth, they aren’t really secrets. Everyone knows them in their hearts even when they don’t accept them in their minds. Like that young novice, though, once I welcomed them into my soul I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you. Here are a few simple secrets from a student of life who is still learning.
God loves you. God loves you even when you don’t love Him back. God loves you with a love so powerful and eternal that nothing can destroy it. And you can love too. You can choose love. You can share love. You can pray for love. You can learn of love. You can grow in oneness with God’s love each and every day of your life here. And when you love, you will have joy. You will have the lasting peace and happiness we all search for and want. Then no matter what troubles you deal with or tragedies you go through you will know God is with you and you will face them with love.
The secrets of life are simple but never easy. Do your best then to learn them, live them, and share them with everyone you can. Be the eager student and loving teacher of life always.