The Infinity of Love
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today's message is about the infinity of love. If you picture in your mind the symbol used to represent infinity, a figure eight on it's side, you'll see that when you write this symbol, it contains two semi-circles enjoined, having no end, but which also contains an intersection where the two semi-circles meets. This is the cycle of eternity where the infinite and the finite meet, where God reaches down to man and where man reaches up to God. This is also how the River of Life flows from paradise to the worlds of time and space, and back again, in an endless procession and in an endless exchange of love—the perfect love of the Creator for His children and the perfecting love of His children for the Creator.
It is difficult for your imperfect finite mind to understand this infinity of love. You may understand how to love another person, a child, a parent, a spouse, a friend, but how do we understand how to love our Creator Father when He seems so far away from us, so intangible, untouchable? How do we really know we love Him, and how do we know we are loved by Him? The answers to these questions, my friends, are relativities to our understanding of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. This infinity of love is something that becomes more real to you as you ascend by faith and as you bridge the gap with your Adjuster through the living experience of doing the Will of God—by allowing the exchange of love to flow in both directions.
With love, there is trust, and this trust only comes with increased communication, with loyalty, and with devotion. When we reach out in faith to our heavenly Father, with childlike affection, we trust that we are secure in our standing, and that we shall achieve the prize of God-like perfection through our father-like actions. When we show love, kindness, mercy, and tolerance of imperfection to our brothers and sisters, here on Urantia, and on into each succeeding life station in our journey toward paradise, we will finally understand the infinity of love, where the intersection of imperfect love becomes perfected love, where we receive the embrace of the Universal Father as Finalitors of destiny.
From this intersection of perfected understanding of love, we go out from paradise on that infinitude of eternal life and approach the imperfect with an enhanced ability to know and to do the perfect will of God in the universes because we finally understand the law of one, and we become one with the force of love that flows through the River of Life that bathes the imperfect, working together with God, to bring all the children of time to the intersection of the infinity of love. The value of knowing perfect love is not in the achievement of intersection, but in the journey—the astonishment, the struggles, the triumphs, the joy of adventure, and the discovery of what it means to know and to do the Will of the Creator—to be participants and partakers in the creation of the cosmos and the realities of sublime grandeur.
The Circle of Seven