I don’t know who first posed this question. But as I came upon this fallen tree today my first thought was: Wow that must have made a racket when it fell. But did it? Some would argue that yes it made a lot of noise when the base cracked and the tree crashed into other trees — whether I was there or not to hear it. It could also be argued that for sound to exist one needs a transmitter — the tree crashing — and a receiver — a person’s ear. Without both there is no sound.
This brought me around to the question: What happens if I stand in the woods and say loving thoughts about a person? Does that love still exist if they aren’t around to hear the words or they aren’t capable of receiving that love?
I believe that God is and always has been and always will be — LOVE. And I know there are numerous times I am not capable of receiving that love. So I am choosing to go with that — yes — if love is sent it exists whether it is acknowledged or not. In fact, I think the best people for me to practice sending love to are the people there is a very small chance that they will ever send me love back. These people I would send my love to with no attachments — no expectations — no required commitments. Maybe then I could better accept that GRACE sends me LOVE every second of every day whether I believe I deserve it or not. I believe that LOVE is sent with no attachments — no expectations — no commitments. All I have to do is open my heart and claim it.
What do you think?