I give and receive love from the infinite supply.

This week in our spiritual journey of Advent, we light the candle for Love.  It is often stated that God is Love.  Divine Love; Love that cannot be diminished, depleted, or degraded in any way.  Love that knows no opposite.  Love that is all-encompassing.

If this has not been your experience or understanding of love, you are probably not alone.  All you have to do is pick up a popular book to find all about broken hearts, or catch a reality TV show to hear about betrayal and personal love.  Or perhaps you still experience pain from a failed love relationship, or know the heartache of losing a loved one unexpectedlly.

This Advent, we light this candle in our hearts, illuminating and igniting our own Christ nature.  The part of us that knows that our experiences, while sometimes painful, can never define us unless we let them.

The Spiritual Practice of Advent calls all up higher in consciousness and in action.  So, we choose to give and receive Love in an unbroken chain, to see each other and to treat each other from a higher perspective.  To love boldly and wastefully, knowing that we can never deplete the supply of Divine Love - as William Shakespeare wrote, "The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite."

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."  1 Corinthians 13:4-7