I have recently been able to teach those beneath me some of the hard principles of reality. No, I do not agree that they are a prerequisite for a full life, however, in the context of our present day and age – it is nearly impossible to excape learning “the hard way”. I am learning to embrace the principle of love overcoming evil. Of blessing those who persecute, of lifting up the pessimist. No, I don’t agree with their ideology, but I respect the source of their inception. They are a creation of God. It is one thing to teach theory without personal experience, however, there can be a confidence by way of ignorance. I have very little difficulty seeing an underlying good in all people.
Sometimes they can carry me into some warm water, but I still feel that it beats the alternative – which ultimately is self-contained hatred poison. Solomon said there was a time for everything under the sun. I would agree. Had has a place, but when it begins to be a smoothing medication (even at a well-contained level), it just needs to be let go of. Hate is a powerful thing, and I don’t believe it was present in the very beginning. Only good existed in the beginning. There was no contrast of good in comparison to. It just was. It is not like the states of matter, where some elements become gasses at a particular temperature, and others become liquid at the same.
Hate is (or should be) a response to evil, and evil alone. Hate needs to be contained, where as love does not. Love crosses both spectrums. Love did not have a beginning, just like God. But hate did. Hate not only offered more pathways to follow by the will, it permitted confusion. Now, there could be stress as a result of prioritising the hatred of evil, and the love of good. Too much love could actually destroy someone, but only because they have enough evil in them that love with dismantle and displace. Evil is the undoing of the original plan, the original design.
To say something “was good” would have been the equivalent of saying that people breath air. It was a unneeded statement. It would have been more the just stating the obvious.
And yet, love doesn’t get the deep appreciation that hate seems to get these days. Evil seems to have more of a mass appeal. Yet its limits, its bounderies can be found. The bounderies of God is the rough equivalent of building a fence in open space. It is purely nonsensical.
I like that. That God cannot ever be mapped. It is a statement through finite understanding, but it is facinating nonetheless…