I was born in 1959. When I was very young I heard my Mommy say that her children were considered bastards by society because she had three children out of wedlock. To add insult to injury, her three children had three different fathers. My situation was a little different because my siblings knew who their fathers were and they had their fathers’ last name. My Mommy chose to give me her last name.
In 1969 I heard the song “Love Child “by Diana Ross and the Supremes. That song resonated with me because somehow I shared the guilt my Mommy knew and I was so afraid that others would know that I didn’t have my father’s name. I accepted the Love Child label. It certainly sounded better than “Bastard”.
I thought I had shed the shame as I grew older but I realized at age 22 that I had not and I wanted my Daddy. I couldn’t understand why he didn’t want me. My heart was so heavy! I asked God to take the pain away. God had to remind me that I couldn’t be a bastard because God is my father.
Shortly after I had that conversation with God I went to a neighborhood reunion with my maternal Grandfather. The reunion was interesting. I enjoyed seeing some people who I hadn’t seen in years. But I was drawn to this beautiful, petite elderly lady who I had never met. She had such a familiar spirit. I could have sat there for days listening to her every word. But our conversation was interrupted by my Grandfather. He asked if he could speak to me privately for a moment. Then he asked me if I knew that the lady I was talking to was my paternal Grandmother. Of course I didn’t! So he introduced us.
My Grandmother arranged for me to meet my father a few days later. My father and I are still growing our love relationship. Nevertheless, I was and will always be a Love Child because God is Love. All God’s children are love children. God is not a respecter of persons. We all are born with the capacity to love and be love!
The Love Child loves as God commands. According to the supreme law, the Love Child loves their neighbor as they love themselves. Children of God let love govern their relationships with one another. According to Romans 13:8-10, I owe you nothing but Love. Consequently, I LOVE YOU MORE!
When I see people who profess to be children of God doing unloving things, I question “Where is the Love?” Despite what I see I know the Divine is everywhere. Love is everywhere.
I realize that loving some people can be challenging but Love knows no limits and no boundaries. When your love and my love comes together there is nothing that the love of gods can’t do. We may have to get creative in our loving and think outside of the box. Love is patient. Love is kind….Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
I looked outside of myself for love for years. I don’t anymore. The whole world can love you but that will not make you happy. You experience the greatest love of all when you find Love (God) in you. Then there is nothing you won’t do to hold on to Love.
The God in me sees the God in you and the God in me loves the God in you. You and I are children of Love! Let’s get busy creating our lives with Love! We can get the loving right! We can let love grow and flow more and more each day. For more information about how you can get the loving right contact firstname.lastname@example.org.