I love my brother Marines; I love my sister Marines. I do not fear saying this. This love is friendship, or as the Greeks called it Sorge. Love among my brothers is affection, a spiritual blessing bonding us in community. We experience God in this affection because living relationships bring Christ into our midst.
With this affection, both, or all, long for perfection, the need for the gift of being better. This is spiritual; this is the blessing we receive because we see God in each other’s image. . . we are both made in His image. As we walk through life together, we receive blessed communication with God; we are His children and receive blessed Grace from His Wisdom. We consecrate our relationship. Strengthening the goodness for all mankind.
Our mutual love, affection, triumphs over all. We are together, devoid of self-congratulation, humble in each other’s and God’s presence. There is no place in the affection we share and the Grace of God for jealous, greed, anger, or hatred. God is Love; therefore, we are Love.
Russell Kendall Carter