Listening to the song “Epiphany” by Staind on the iPod. The music is loud enough to drown out the background noise. At this line, I drift off…
But I know I’ll do the right thing
If the right thing is revealed
The right thing—what is that? Has it been revealed? Yes, of course, in Jesus! The right thing to do is to love—to love God and to love others with all my heart, mind, body, and strength.
That’s right. <grin>
But how do I love?
By being you. Only you can love like you can. I made you that way.
But it seems like there should be more?
That’s the world talking. What more is there than love?
But what about everything else?
Justice, mercy, doing good, being a good person, and being happy. Teaching math, doing laundry, cutting grass, and cleaning house.
That is love.
That is love. Love is justice. Love is mercy. Love is being a good person. Love is teaching. Doing work, no matter how menial, is an act of love.
All is love. Share it. Reflect it. Do it. Be it.
Being who you are is love. Be you. Not someone else. Not some image of who you think you should be. Just be you. Be the you I made you to be.
But who am I?
You are love.
Huh? You’re going in circles…
Don’t worry about it. I’ll take of it. Stop trying so hard.
I feel lost. I feel so lonely, so empty at times.
It hurts. It aches. I’m afraid to despair.
I know. You won’t. Trust me. I’m with you always.
I don’t know who I am.
Yes, you do. You don’t want to admit it. You don’t want to own it. You know in your heart. Just be. Accept my gift of you to you.
I don’t always like who I am.
You don’t like the you who you think you are. Be the who you are.