There’s no way that I can get out of this point without many screaming and trash- talking my comments (and me of course).
In this library of 66-73 books called the Bible, we’re challenged by our statements that we LOVE GOD! The question is how can you love God who you have not seen and then not love your neighbor who you can not only see, but touch? How’s that work? Tell me, how does that play out anyway?
How can you love a NO-THING?
God isn’t a HUMAN though we have mightily developed our anthropomorphic views. God is not a THING though the King James refers to the Spirit as an “IT”. Listen, if God was a THANG (a Southern god if you will), then He-She-It would be LIMITED! God is ALL the ENERGY, EVERYWHERE and you either tap into, and EXPERIENCE such, or you don’t.
It’s really that simple.
As ancients have said, the closest we ever come to loving God is when we love ourselves (in the right fashion) and love our neighbors. To love God is to love AS God: unconditionally, never judging, and always giving. Now, who do you know that fits that description? Yep, there’s the problem.
Where’s our models?
Why do we have to go back 2,000 years to find such a model, which is not to overlook many who came close to the standard such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and St. Francis, to name a few.
What’s it really mean when you emotionally say, I love you God, I love you Father? What are we really saying?