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One of my favorite quotes in studying the subject of love in The Urantia Book caught my eye again this morning and I just have to share it :D

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Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate. But only genuine and unselfish love is truly contagious. If each mortal could only become a focus of dynamic affection, this benign virus ...of love would soon pervade the sentimental emotion-stream of humanity to such an extent that all civilization would be encompassed by love, and that would be the realization of the brotherhood of man. (1098


I find it interesting that it reminds us also to be devoted in an intelligent and wise fashion if we want to have love be more catching than hate... and to express love in a genuine way for it to be contagious.. ah.. love virus.. hope we all catch it! :biggrin: :biggrin:

What are some of your favorite quotes on love?


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100:4.6 You cannot truly love your fellows by a mere act of the will. Love is only born of thoroughgoing understanding of your neighbor’s motives and sentiments. It is not so important to love all men today as it is that each day you learn to love one more human being. If each day or each week you achieve an understanding of one more of your fellows, and if this is the limit of your ability, then you are certainly socializing and truly spiritualizing your personality. Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate. But only genuine and unselfish love is truly contagious. If each mortal could only become a focus of dynamic affection, this benign virus of love would soon pervade the sentimental emotion-stream of humanity to such an extent that all civilization would be encompassed by love, and that would be the realization of the brotherhood of man.

there's too many good quotes about love to sort through for a favorite. 1:0.2 The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return. 2:5.1 "God is love"; therefore his only personal attitude towards the affairs of the universe is always a reaction of divine affection. The Father loves us sufficiently to bestow his life upon us.

i'm understanding my neighbor’s motives and sentiments better and better by feeling all the emotions of disappointment that comes with dealing with people, and not avoiding uncomfortable feelings by shutting them out of what i do. i socialize my love by getting out there and doing things, by being available at all sorts of gatherings. i'm not home much. when human devotion is not intelligent and wise hate is very catching unfortunately. my genuine and unselfish love keeps me single as i'm open and honest in all my dealings with women and haven't found anyone that i would genuinely want to spend a lifetime with. if each mortal... maybe in a few thousand years unfortunately. i don't know why people aren't capable of this now. know what everyone is, a being who can know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return, that sums up what we are in a sentence and it takes revelation such as tub to give us this information. god is love because he is all-powerful and its easy for him to do it. god bestows his life on us as he is the life of all and the universe of all and we get thought adjusters.

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One of my favorite quotes in studying the subject of love in The Urantia Book caught my eye again this morning and I just have to share it :D

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Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate. But only genuine and unselfish love is truly contagious. If each mortal could only become a focus of dynamic affection, this benign virus ...of love would soon pervade the sentimental emotion-stream of humanity to such an extent that all civilization would be encompassed by love, and that would be the realization of the brotherhood of man. (1098


I find it interesting that it reminds us also to be devoted in an intelligent and wise fashion if we want to have love be more catching than hate... and to express love in a genuine way for it to be contagious.. ah.. love virus.. hope we all catch it! :biggrin: :biggrin:

What are some of your favorite quotes on love?


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I needed to read those reminder of Loves power and our choice to become it's carriers. Ty.


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Hi fishin'Mom and all,

These are my favorite quotes on love.

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. LESSONS FROM THE CROSS - pg. 2017

188:5.1 The cross of Jesus portrays the full measure of the supreme devotion of the true shepherd for even the unworthy members of his flock. It forever places all relations between God and man upon the family basis. God is the Father; man is his son. Love, the love of a father for his son, becomes the central truth in the universe relations of Creator and creature—not the justice of a king which seeks satisfaction in the sufferings and punishment of the evil-doing subject.

188:5.2 The cross forever shows that the attitude of Jesus toward sinners was neither condemnation nor condonation, but rather eternal and loving salvation. Jesus is truly a savior in the sense that his life and death do win men over to goodness and righteous survival. Jesus loves men so much that his love awakens the response of love in the human heart. Love is truly contagious and eternally creative. Jesus’ death on the cross exemplifies a love which is sufficiently strong and divine to forgive sin and swallow up all evil-doing. Jesus disclosed to this world a higher quality of righteousness than justice—mere technical right and wrong. Divine love does not merely forgive wrongs; it absorbs and actually destroys them. The forgiveness of love utterly transcends the forgiveness of mercy. Mercy sets the guilt of evil-doing to one side; but love destroys forever the sin and all weakness resulting therefrom. Jesus brought a new method of living to Urantia. He taught us not to resist evil but to find through him a goodness which effectually destroys evil. The forgiveness of Jesus is not condonation; it is salvation from condemnation. Salvation does not slight wrongs; it makes them right. True love does not compromise nor condone hate; it destroys it. The love of Jesus is never satisfied with mere forgiveness. The Master’s love implies rehabilitation, eternal survival. It is altogether proper to speak of salvation as redemption if you mean this eternal rehabilitation.

188:5.3 Jesus, by the power of his personal love for men, could break the hold of sin and evil. He thereby set men free to choose better ways of living. Jesus portrayed a deliverance from the past which in itself promised a triumph for the future. Forgiveness thus provided salvation. The beauty of divine love, once fully admitted to the human heart, forever destroys the charm of sin and the power of evil.



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Jim :smile:


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