“You can never be inside my heart enough. That is the same as saying you can never love too much or be too loved.” COL bk.2, 16:I
The panacea for what ails us is always and ever the same: love. I fear that we hear this ode to love so often that we tune out, not seeing the wonderful implications. It is true that hearts can be hardened to love, and love then does not transform negative actions. But we never know when this is really true. The offer of love may take root in a hardened heart at any time, softening it and turning it to the positive.
This is another quotation from Mary. Her channeled writings always are filled to the brim with her love. We often see her as the “mother,” and mother love is known to be all-inclusive, all-forgiving. So we are “inside” Mary’s heart, and she would have us be there forever. This is a particularly wonderful way of saying that Love means everything to our well-being.
Love does not mean that we accept abuse. We have a concept called “tough love,” that is effective in some cases when faced with a particularly obstinate person. But we must be careful that tough love does not hide a refusal to forgive, because forgiveness is the greatest message of A Course in Miracles. The right overture from a heart filled with love will transform the most awful situation. We just have to give love a chance.
When faced with a hard decision, ask, “What would God’s love do now?” This is the same as the oft-repeated injunction to ask, “What would Jesus do now?” or “What would Mary do now?”
Contemplating this question will do much to see that our heart remains in the right place.