Moving on to the next scroll, our number two, “it’s a pleasure to perform” the readings.
The second scroll is tapping into the power of love as our greatest weapon. A new thought for me is the part where Mandino talks about love being “a shield to repulse the arrows of hate and spears of anger”. As I send out love to others it forms a shield to protect me…WOW…I never thought of love as being a protection.
I have had the experience of someone coming at me with hate and anger….never thought that would happen but it did and I reacted poorly. I wanted to fight back at the injustice I felt. If you knew me well, you would come to the conclusion that I have not an enemy in the world. I don’t like to fight or cause others harm and I have been raised to offer mutual respect and understanding. “Treat others like you would want to be treated”, my Dad always said. So it was a total surprise to me to have someone come at me with angry words for no apparent reason.
Here we are today reading this scroll and it has brought up that very encounter and I find thru this reading that I am to show everyone love so that my heart will not become small and bitter. I am sure glad we have 30 days to work on putting up this shield of love…. I am now daily visualizing this person and telling her “I love you” (a big step) just as we are instructed to do in this scroll. I am telling everyone i meet “I Love You” in silence and to myself. I greet this day with love in my heart. Henceforth will I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.