Dog Slobber and Universal Love

“Peace on earth, good will to all…”

You know how when you look up at the stars at night you get that feeling that you’re a part of something really amazing and awesome? And for me, it feels like I’m part of some big purpose, too.

So the other day I’m sitting on a big rock on the beach – I have the beach entirely to myself – and as I look out at the Puget Sound, and watch the little sea creatures in the tidal pool next to me, I get that same feeling – that I’m part of something awesome, and that I’m part of some universal purpose. And, in that moment, it came to me that the purpose of everything, the purpose of the universe, is to love. And everything else – the mistakes we make, and the struggles we have – if those things lead us to understand love better, and lead us to love more – then that’s all that matters, really.

Right after my epiphany, this family came around the corner, and their dog came barreling straight for me and leaped on me and licked my face and just showered his slobbery love on me – it was great!  – and alright, so maybe he got mud all over me and left me smelling like dog slobber – none of that matters when everything is about love.

-excerpt (edited for this blog) from The Humoristian Chronicles

“God is Love. More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.” – Mary Baker Eddy

“…let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God…God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” – I John 4

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