God is in everything, and God is everything. God cannot be seen; God can only be felt by the presence of calm and love within each of us. The great artists of history have tried to capture the image of God. This task is impossible because God is without body; God is not human. So go outdoors, see God’s creation working; you know, the creation that man is slowly destroying because it may cost money to protect. Do you fee God’s presence when you hear the birds singing their lovely songs, or when you look to the stars and see the magnificence above you?
In our world of indifference, God is at work within us. The love and peace we feel, and share, is God. This true love and true peace is eternal, as is God. If God is Love, then God is also Life, eternal life, not the life we think we have that seemingly dies when we shed our bodies. I mean the life that God creates every day, every day we awaken to a new world, every day created without any strings attached to it.
God is within me, and I am within God. I know this because I love; I love unconditionally as God invites me to do. God gave me free will to do as I pleased; but God also gave me Love. This determines all. I have been on both sides of the coin, good and not so good; I prefer Love. I am overjoyed with Love; I am overjoyed with God present within me. I am perfect because I have accepted God’s invitation to Love and to share this love with all whom I meet.
God attaches no conditions, just offers Love.
©Russell Kendall Carter