Christian Counseling, Love and GodPeople constantly yearn to meet the love of their life. They go to Christian Counseling sessions for guidance, meet with friends and go on dating sites. Ultimately, even with the greatest advice, one cannot find one’s soul mate without first finding oneself.
The only way to find oneself is to establish a relationship with God. God who is the source of all goodness and love can fill the lonely soul with the grace necessary to carry out his will. As one perfects himself in the peaceful bliss of the Lord, they attract what is intended and Our Lord sends them the one.
Yet while there are many who seek too hard, their are those who cannot love at all and desire a relationship for the benefits instead of love. Their narcissistic self love is incapable of giving or sharing in a relationship. The relationship exists in itself for their own pleasure and once it does not work, then it can become disposable. So many marriages end because of one or both partners being infected with such false notions of love.
Jesus told the apostles and the people that one must love God with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength. He also reminded them that they must put God first in everything. Our Lord understood the nature of love. While justice also demanded that a creation love its creator, Jesus was also trying to teach our selfish nature to love beyond ourselves. If we can put God before everything, then we are truly manifesting love.
This manifestation of love then can be transferred to our fellow creatures. By our experience with God, we will understand the nature of sacrifice and putting others first. We also will have a more mature perspective in how two people share a life with one another. This understanding of love will benefit us in relationships of every type, whether romantic, parental or merely friendship.
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Mark Moran, MA