The Liberty of Love

Soul Snack 10/12 ... The Liberty of Love

Canopying western society is a marketplace that daily indoctrinates self-dissatisfaction for its own greedy ends. Yet this fuel of advertising washes over the masses already riddled with self-doubt, failure, fear or rejection. These unvalued, undervalued or unseen continue to scour the malls and the halls available to them for an elusive comfort. Is not the search of life the seeking of personal value which then endorses a worthiness to be loved?

But ... trying to squeeze value out of achievement is tiring and pointless.
We all justify our existence with something—cars, jobs, or relationships. Grace brings rest because our existence is validated before we produce. We can detach from the shortcomings in ourselves and our lives. The differential between where we think we should be and where we are can wash away. Becoming comfortable in your own skin sounds cliché, but I see no other way to liberty.#

In that universal parable about a son of ill-discipline and even poorer judgments, Jesus hammers the value that your worthiness is irrelevant to the Father's love. The Father's love does not look for merit before it is given. His love sees the person not their performance. Calvary simultaneously demonstrates both God's conscious disapproval of His children's behaviour and magnifies His undiluted love to them.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. (Lk 15:20)

To those falsely seeking the solid ground of worthiness, the only loving God still lives out of His nature for He is love - He cannot deny Himself. If your fears, failures and fatigues could remove His love from you then He is not God and simply subject to you.

God's love of you can no more be contained than water can be compressed.

Today's Soul Snippet:

Jesus' gift of love is as unconditional as its reception

#This quote is from Chip's Blog and is written by Russ Masterson author of 40 Days Without Food. It is reproduced with gracious permission.