One of the joys I experienced in my early days of discovering Unity was the letters I received from Silent Unity. They always included a prayer card with an affirmation, or a pamphlet directly related to my prayer concern. I have accumulated quite a collection!
I re-read them from time to time, and I recently came across one with a lovely story about the love of God.
A father took his daughter to a raised level of land where they could stand and see both the ocean, and a lovely valley. He invited the girl to look up at the sky, down at the valley, out to the ocean, and finally all around her. As the young girl took in the landscape and the natural beauty, her father told her that God's love for us is "so high, so deep, and so wide." The girl's response was, "If God's love is so high, so wide and so deep, then we are living in the middle of it!"
The pamphlet is called In the Centre of Love, and I would invite you, for just a moment, to imagine being in the centre of unconditional love. What does it feel like? For me, in the moments when I can sit still and calm my mind, the whole outer world - including my body - disappears, and it is the closest I get to feeling One.
Eric Butterworth wrote that God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. It is comforting to know that at the centre of all, it is the power of love that sustains and supports us.
So in this month of February, when we celebrate Valentine's Day, people's thoughts turn to love. And when we hear Ike and Tina Turner sing "Do I love you, my oh my/ River deep, mountain high", let's rejoice for being in the centre of Divine Love!
"Do everything in love" - 1 Corinthians 16:14
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