"Let love and faithfulness
never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of
your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God
and man." -Proverbs 3:3-4
ALL PEOPLE NEED
LOVE, whether they realize it or not- Godís love for them, and love from
each other. The Occupy movement, and particularly the Love Working
Group, should work hard to further the cause of love and compassion. In
doing so it would attract many people to the movement, resulting in a
Summer of Compassion this year, and in general, revolutionary change for
the better in society (through peaceful people power). All people should
open themselves to Godís Infinite Love for them, and through prayer seek
Godís graces for reconciliation. All people should live according to
Godís Law of Love. With God all is possible; without God nothing good is
possible. All people (including the police*[see below] and those in the
1%) must be loved unconditionally and without exception. Then would a
Revolution of Love occur!
should have Love Working Groups; love and compassion are the key to
All Love Working
Groups should do the practical things of helping people to be reconciled
with God and each other, and to see to it that no one lacks for love,
and to make happen a Summer of Compassion this year (see Proposal for a
Summer of Compassion in 2012).
The Love Working
Groups should enlist volunteers who will spread the message of love and
compassion within the Occupy movement, and within society as a whole,
and who will facilitate people being reconciled with God and loving
each other, so that no one lacks for love, and so that people will look
after each othersí material needs. People who benefit from this would be
encouraged to pass on the love to more and more people. Then ever more
and more people would be brought into the movement.
Once there are
sufficient numbers of people in this Love and Compassion movement within
the Occupy movement, love should be directed towards the police and
people in the 1% through prayer and offerings of loving friendship, that
their hearts of stone be softened, and that they stop opposing the
changes that are necessary for the well-being of the 99%.
Love must be for
ALL human persons, including prisoners and the unborn, and also for
animals. People should not have to all be vegetarians, but all inhumane
practices against animals must stop, and people in the movement must
advocate for animals. With regard to the unborn, all of us in the
movement must fight hard for full funding for programs for families,
mothers, and their babies and children, so that girls and women will not
need to have abortions for economic reasons. Remember that Mahatma
Gandhi was opposed to abortion.
compassion for all must be made to be a firestorm that will sweep across
America and spread to the rest of the world.
Harold M. Frost
IV, P.O. Box 162, Sheffield, Vermont 05866
"Walking in love
is an important key to walking in the full blessings of God. Natural
human love will fall short and come to and end, but the God-kind of love
never fails." -Kenneth E. Hagin
It is written:
"And now I will show you the most excellent way.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not
love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the
gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if
I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,
but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is
kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is
not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps
no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices
with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres. Love never fails." -1 Corinthians
1.) I was sinking
deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, very
deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more. But the Master of the
sea heard my despairing cryófrom the waters lifted me; now
safe am I.
Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me! Love lifted me! Love
lifted me! When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.
2.) All my heart
to Him I give; ever to Him Iíll cling, in His blessed presence live,
ever His praises sing. Love so mighty and so true merits my soulís best
songs; faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs. (REFRAIN)
3.) Souls in
danger look above; Jesus completely saves, He will lift you by His love
out of the angry waves. Heís the Master of the sea; billows His will
obey. He your Savior wants to beóbe saved today. (REFRAIN)
ďLet us turn
to Jesus! He alone is the way that leads to eternal happiness, the truth
who satisfies the deepest longings of every human heart, and the life who
brings ever new joy and hope, to us and to our world. Amen.Ē -From
the closing words of Pope Benedictís homily at Yankee Stadium. Queens, NY
April 20, 2008; Christ Our Hope, Pope Benedict XVIís Apostolic Journey
to the United States and visit to the United Nations; page 116
"God is love. Whoever lives in love
lives in God, and God in him. ... If anyone says 'I love God,' yet hates
his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother,
whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he
has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his
brother." -1 John 4:16, 20,21
Reconciliation and Forgiveness and Healing
Lonnie Hatman (Blue
T-shirt, second from left), Former Chief of Police, Brandon, VT
in New York for a National Christian Promise Keepers Convention
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