Today is Easter, a day of celebration and love.
Jesus, who was an avatar of love, knew that the most profound and memorable way to teach others, was by His own personal example.
He showed us through his compassion that first we need to love ourselves above all else, for how will we ever succeed at loving another, if at first, we haven’t learned how to love ourselves.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Shakespeare so succinctly understood this in his quote ~
” To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Dying on the cross was an act of love for us, and an act of trust in His Heavenly Father.
He showed His love and compassion up to His last dying breath by saying ~
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
He didn’t curse his oppressors. He continued to show His love.
He trusted his Heavenly Father, that the Divine plan would have the most impact and leave the deepest impression on the future of the world by showing the stark contrast of love and hate, and how through love alone could he rise above the world and regain His seat on the Heavenly Throne.
His life was a series of miracles, healing, generosity, and a deep and loving connection with His Beloved God. For what is God, but Love? This is the only way that we can find our connection, through love.
My emotions have been stirred with gratitude for the beautiful example that Jesus lived, and I pray that I can follow His example everyday.
Dear Lord Jesus, I love you for teaching me how to love.
I’m sorry for crucifying you with every senseless act on my fellow human beings.
Please forgive me with your unconditional loving embrace.
Thank you for your omnipresence whenever I call your Name and for guiding me in everything I do.
Om Peace Amen