Saint Augustine once said, “Love God and do what you want.” Sounds pretty radical, that is, until you think about it. The first part of that is “Love God”. What does it mean to love God? What is it like to love God with all your heart, all your mind and all of your soul?
Well, let’s think about that. If you love God with all your heart, you will want to return that love and do things that are loving towards your fellow man. If you love God with all of your mind, you will not do anything that would offend Him. You will choose what is right and just and act accordingly. If you love God with all your soul then you are so filled with His love that you look at the world more of the way God does. You see the world as beautiful and miraculous. You see some problems as fleeting and necessary and others as consequences to misguided actions.
With all of this in mind, what is it to love God with all your heart, all your mind and all of your soul? It is to be truly free. Free to love one another. Free to care for each other. Free to be strong and help one another. Free to look at the world in wonder. Free from worry because God will make it come out for the best. Free from evil because it can have no place when you are filled with love.
Free to do what you want.
What would you want if you Love God? To love God in return. To do what is right in His eyes, not society. To love your enemies. To be good to those who hate you. Loving God is true freedom. If you love God you can do anything you want.
Peace be with you.