2012-09-28-Real Values Show Through Love
Topic: Real Values Show Through Love
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Primary Midwayer Andrea
TR: Valdir Soares
Andrea: “Human passions may be based on almost anything. One can be very enthusiastic about a wrong cause. Values, rather than philosophies, should inspire our actions and emotions, and philosophy should enlarge our understanding of values. It is impossible to fake real values, but the attempts to do so are widespread. Very often people misconceive Goodness as satisfaction, think of truth as anything logical or rational, and easily confuse beauty with good looks. Although only God possesses the ultimate expression of these supreme values, His creatures can show their effects in the experiential realm of time and space, if they so choose.
“Think for a moment, about the wholeness of these values; that is, how their motives, means and results – all – must be harmonious with their nature, so they can really be brought into effect. Our Master Jesus once said, ‘Good trees yield good fruits, bad trees yield bad fruits’. Wars can never bring goodness and real goodness would never produce wars. If you want be good to others, it must start with your heart. A selfish motive will spoil any good that might result, at least for you. That is why the revolution that will herald the Brotherhood of Man on Urantia has started with the preaching of the kingdom of God within of the human hearts, not by means of powerful weapons of destruction, but by means of love.
“Also consider the fellowship these values inspire. Truth is never a possession of one, but a gift to many; each of us envisioning a part of it, so it may grow in understanding, and its benefits be enjoyed by all lovers of true values. Humbly hold your certainties; aware that humans are prone to err and incapable of apprehending all Truth. The most sacred religious dogma is not worth the shedding of a drop of blood of the worst ‘enemy’ of God, for the simple reason that no one is ever an enemy to God, the Father of us all. Truth is not something to prove by any means, but a value to share by means of love.
“Finally, ponder how Beauty, more than a simple pleasure for the eyes, is a delicacy for the soul. The real nature of beauty is spiritual, rather than physical. A pretty face may hide an evil heart, but a beautiful soul will not go unnoticed even in the most disfigured countenance. Listen to the old song: ‘How beautiful it is when the brethren live in harmony!’ – that is the beauty of peace among human beings, which one day will make our beautiful Urantia to be inhabited by wonderful human beings, adorned by their beauty within, which is, love.
“Therefore, my friend, real values show through real love. Love authenticates goodness, illuminates truth and ennobles beauty. You cannot go wrong when you really love others from within, from your Spirit Within who profusely sheds love on your soul, if you so will. I am Andrea, your new friend. Peace and love to all.”