Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 7
Why does it sometimes seem hard to express love?
7. It sometimes seems hard to express love because we do not systematically feel loving as a regular everyday thing. We feel loving toward some people only and under certain conditions. When people do not please us we are inclined to feel resentment and impatience rather than love. Unless love is firmly established in consciousness, it cannot be expressed unfailingly at all times. The heart must be opened to the loving, unselfish Christ Spirit, and universal love must be cultivated until the love center in consciousness becomes active and the heart is filled with the love flow. Then it will be easier to do loving things than not to do them. The attitude of other people should not have any influence on our actions. The more unloving others are, the more we should focus our love on them and try to dissipate their hardness. The standard that Jesus gave was not only to love our neighbors but even our enemies.
Preceding Entry: Explain how adverse feelings and emotions intman's consciousness may be erased, how his consciousness may be transformed, bringing his body and his entire world into harmony.
Following Entry: Explain how peace will be fully established upon the earth. Give at least two Bible prophecies (with references) of universal peace.