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It is All About Forgiveness – Day Thirty Six of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Love isn’t scientific it is wholly an expression and experience of the heart.

The more I know, the less I understandIreland
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again
I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness

– Don Henley The Eagles The Heart of the Matter

Martin Luther King Jr. did not say it is your job to like your enemies, he did say it is your job to Love them. (***see below for more)

Forgiveness is not forgetting.

It is releasing the hurt into Love.

The mental attitude of love is something that when repeated in action achieves the result of peace in our heart.  Love works like an antidote breaking through any pose, opening that core ache of our humanity, that always remembers we are all connected, that is our loving center.

Add love to any equation and you arrive exactly at the heart of the matter. Unhinging the magic of love’s truest power to make right every situation.

Enjoy!

lots of love,

Melanie

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
Nelson Mandela

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Day Thirty Six of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and MelanieLutz.com

 

***More Martin Luther King Jr. on Love Your Enemy Like Jesus Does..

The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. …agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen. And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, “Love your enemy.” And it’s significant that he does not say, “Like your enemy.” Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, “Love your enemy.” This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.



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