I read several comments in the newspaper lately where the religious leaders were asking the question: “Is it okay to love people outside your faith?” This is mind boggling to me. I haven’t been to church in 20 years, so maybe I am out of the loop on the ‘love your brother as yourself, as long as he is member of your church/temple/mosque’ ideology.
I am going to offer an answer on this, although I am sure that those asking this question don’t care what I think.
First, love everybody. The saints, children, your mother and father, politicians and lawyers (they really need it), hard working teachers, your neighbor, and everybody else! How we feel toward others and treat them is a direct expression of how we feel about ourselves. And since we are all connected, we really do hurt ourselves when we hurt others, and love ourselves when we love others.
“…See the Love of God in you, and you will see it everywhere because it is everywhere. See His abundance in everyone, and you will know that you in Him with them. They are part of you, as you are part of God.”
– A Course in Miracles
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I know that you said love first everybody ,I can tell you having been in the military and being in combat and and having lost friends it can be hard to love your emeny . But I know to forgive is to love others and yourself.
It sounds like you have had many trials in your life. Your insights are very helpful!
God’s will is love in us all – every one of us… unconditionally – always – and there is no beginning and there is no end – only love – nothing else is real – only love is real