Is the world the way it’s meant to be?
There is a profound question involving our worldview with unbelievable consequences:
Let’s begin at the beginning
God wanted you
When my daughter was young she was pulling her mother’s dress as she was baking – after a few times Gabi said to her – what do you want? – I want you! she replied.
God wants you even more than Uncle Sam!
Uncle Sam sees you for a fringe benefit!
In absolute true love, there is no ulterior motive.
I want you.
You see, the key reason God loves you is because he sees your soul as pristine as you are.
You see; your soul, your true you, divorced from fear, divorced from the need to justify yourself, is such a light that if an angel where to see it, he would melt before the Godly love invested in it.
Pure you is all the beauty that exists!
All the beauty ever needed, for no less a personage than God himself to love you unconditionally.
Now that we established the reason that God created the world, we need to go back to our original question, is this the world God desires?
The answer can be seen in the dance of courtship.
The most important dance, is the dance of courtship, for it involved the allowing of two separate people to individually choose the other.
In the olden days things were simpler – “you and you!” – “marry!”
In such an environment, no need to date, no need to be nice, no need to have the other choose you.
The Baal Shem Tov says a relationship is like a dance in which the participants go in and out of a circle.
It is the yin and yang.
It is the separation and the return in a never ending cycle of separation and desire that unites two people.
In other words, for the uniqueness of two to become one, two opposite things need to take place simultaneously.
On one hand, they need to give other the room to be themselves.
On the other hand they need to choose to unite intimately.
So too in God’s relationship with you!
For God and you to become one…
On one hand there needs to be distance.
To smother someone is to reduce their ability to choose and usually though trapped, they resent it.
Nowhere have we seen this dance clearer than in the last few centuries.
From a world that was God induced, people rejected God, officially on religious i.e. scientific truths.
The truth is they had been smothered.
So God let them free.
Do we not believe all is from God?
If so, even the leaving of God is too from God.
And from this reversal of opinion from God, to away from God…
A new generation born into a atheistic world emerged.
A generation that had no feelings of being smothered.
A generation lost in the profound vacuum of a worldview that had nothing to offer them but a license to roam.
And roam they did!
Till the dance completed back into the loving embrace of their original love.