They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me, and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.
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I don't know why it always surprises me - the simple fact that life is, in physics terms - in its natural form, a fluid not solid or a gas. Our bodies are the shape of life, in the right conditions, a solid form. Our words, dreams, thoughts when stimulated give life a spirit, a gaseous nature. But in its natural form, life is fluid. I have no scientific paper to show research and proof. I have only a half-dozen decades of spotty observation. Life is fluid. It is more like blood and water enough to make us motion-sick, enough to make us long for something solid to steady the motion we cannot seem to stop. We make foolish choices to that end. Things, power, money, land, structures. When we listen, we discover the life blood of a divine Son flowing with us, in the same form but giving love a substance that in its natural form is all things - solid, fluid, gas. Love flows from God to us to one another to God again and the life it picks up along the way is eternal. It is worth the ride.
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Holy God, does this life come with seat belts? Amen