All expressions of love are maximal

Thought for the Week, “T-1.I.1. There is no order of difficulty in miracles. 2 One is not “harder” or “bigger” than another. 3 They are all the same. 4 All expressions of love are maximal.”

How glad the world would be if we all remembered this simple expression.  I remember sadly once, while my mom was not at her best, drunk… She said to me, “Chris, I love your Dad more than you and don’t get in my way of that love.”

She was drunk and the past has literally healed.  I hold nothing against her for these comments anymore.  However, as a young child, it hurt.  It hurt because somehow it felt like I was less than.  (Even if it were true).  I think I was 11 at the time.  I swore to myself I would never say “comparisons” like this to anyone I loved.

The Course has it right here.  Love is kind of like being pregnant.  You can’t be partially pregnant.  You are either pregnant or not.  You are either in love or not.  Sometimes, it would seem we really are not in love and sometimes it would seem, we really are.  As a joke, the Course says “You can’t sometimes being committed.”

The Course in Miracles reminds us that love is “total.” Love is “unwavering.” Love is 100% (Maximal).

There are no orders in Love.

I know what you are saying.  “But what about this… But what about that?  But….”

Yes, there are a lot of “Butts” out there!

Love does show up “in form” in different ways..  I give love to my children, different than I give love to my partner (thank god).

I give love to my boss different than I give love to my friends.

However, love is love and maximal in affect and acknowledgement.

Join me in this truest crusade today and if you have never done it before, do it now.  Forgive yourself for ever doing this if you have done it before, and commit to love “maximally.”   Let us never again compare one love as greater than or less than.

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