Happiness, Jesus and the Kingdom of Love
Kingdom of Love is the kingdom of heaven. When we are in deep love this very earth is the kingdom of heaven. When we are in Love we are happy. Love is not possessing something. It is the freedom of sharing the sweetness of life. It is also sharing the bitterness of Life. When we can share our thoughts, feelings and emotions we are in Love. Jesus said “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 16:19 RSV
Love is the key to the kingdom of God. Here, the word Kingdom signifies the inner state of peace love and tranquility. It has nothing to do with the ruling of a King. Here, King is the Love itself. The more we are in Love, the more we are nearer to the Kingdom. Love is the King and our consciousness is the Kingdom.
In the New Testament it is said “Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:1-2). Penance is a wholly different thing from gospel. Penance has deeper meanings. It is not just doing prayers and the pleasing the God. God will be pleased only when we are in real Love; Love with everyone without discrimination. Here, the word penance means preparing ourselves for the great Love to encompass everything. The word penance means changing the heart – transforming the heart for greater Love. We heard “Rend your heart and not your garments” (Joel 2:13.). Inner transformation is more important than the external ritual and prayers. Inner transformations comes when we are in Love. The abundance of light and grace comes when we are in the path of Love and inner transformation. Our hormones and Divine Love are linked together. The beauty is that Love is the key, when we are in Love we have all hopes. Only Love can transform us. Here are some great quotes on God and Love:
“God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.” — Sri Amit Ray
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~St. Augustine
“Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy – let us pray.” — Mother Teresa
“When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.” — Sri Ramana Maharshi