Love is all you need

Patricia and I were sort of Hippies when we met. We believed in “make love, not war” as a road to a gentler more peaceful, caring life.  You didn’t say Love, you lived it. Those who spoke, didn’t Know, those who Knew loved. Put another way: God is Love (God loves all people equally) and dwells within you. You don’t believe, you know!

Well many of the aspects of hippy culture are back with a vengeance in modern Christianity. It is more than the fashion, more than women in floral maxi dresses with tumbling locks topped with flower crowns, more than men with beards and “man buns”. It is a movement to non dual thinking and meditation.

The Christian Church is now ready to believe that God is Love – that same Love the hippies embraced. As Fr Richard Rohr says “Oh, gosh!  We’ve gone backwards in so many ways.  So, I believe the good news really is good news.  If we could be given that great act of hope at the beginning, that this universe is going somewhere, and is beloved of God, instead of thinking we’re going to bring people to the love of God by fear, and guilt, and shame.  Whatever made us think that would work?  And we see right now that it is hasn’t.”

Jesus Christ was both FULLY man and FULLY God – he loved as we love. God can be grasped and held fast only by love. The hippies had it right all along.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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