LEARN TO BE LOVED
Learn To Be Loved
Rich Plass & James Cofield
When addressing the topic of awakening for the purpose of living aware that becomes foundational for
We have often stated that the first movement of Christian spirituality is to learn to be loved. Learning to be loved is the reenactment of the first stage of childhood in which we learned to trust because we knew we were loved. God comes to us and in Christ declares we are loved by him. His love seeks for us not to fight, freeze or flee but to live openheartedly before him. He longs for us to welcome him, to receive him. William Blake said it long ago,
And we are put on earth with a little space,
That we might learn to bear the beams of love.
The security of God’s love will open our hearts. His love saves us, holds us and preserves us. He won’t forsake us. His love is not dependent on what we discover within ourselves or in our relationships. His love is not dependent on our level of awareness or the goodness of our behavior. His love is a faithful and everlasting love.
Love is the power that changes the human soul. Most of us believe this but only trust this truth minimally. Perhaps this is why
Our defenses are stubborn and ornery. God’s invitation stands daily that we receive being loved