8. And the Lord regarded Lamech with love and friendliness and said to him: "Listen you, now also a true Lamech (the man for Me or the man after My heart), truly, such a question no one has ever asked Me!
9. "And I tell you, Lamech, that your question is of the utmost importance; for truly, all depends on how you love Me!
10. "Nobody can and shall draw near Me with an improper love which is unworthy of Me.
11. "But how can I explain to you, My Lamech, how you shall love a God?
12. "Look, this is a somewhat difficult task I think you may find it easier to embrace with your far too short arms the entire earth and the entire heaven than to grasp and comprehend what the full answer to your immensely important question would entail.
13. "Therefore, it will be necessary for Me to formulate such an answer somewhat more simply, - and so listen:
14. "Let us presume a father of very noble standing, perhaps a prince of one of the ten cities, had several children. These children know the order in which they are allowed to approach their father, namely, properly adorned, with a formal pace, the hands crossed over their breast and the head humbly lowered to the ground.
15. "When these children thus come before their royal father, he commends them and then dismisses them.
16. "But one of the children, a sturdy boy, is quite forward and, not appearing with the other trained children - for this he cannot force his heart to do, which loves the exalted father too much -, comes running all alone to the father, and is also less particular in the way he dresses.
17. "As soon as this boy sees his father, he spreads his arms, embraces him with the loving ardor of a child and shouts: “O father, father! You my dear father, how I love you!
18. "Look, my glorious, dear, good father, I love you too much for me to move before you within the prescribed rules.
19. ''Yes, I will rather die than suppress the love of my heart before you, o my father!'
20. "1 now presume you to be the father of such a child; what would you, judging purely by your feeling as a father, do with such a child?
21. "You say: 'Oh, that one I would also love beyond measure.'
22. "Well answered! And I tell you, I am exactly such a Father! Hence, whoever comes to Me like this forward boy, surmounting all the countless foolish barriers of politeness, will be also for Me the most beloved son.
23. "You cannot love God as Such; but the Father you can love like the forward boy, and God as the Father will then seize also you with all the might of His love and will place you on His lap as a true, most cherished child and will then for your sake be gracious to all the others waiving the empty politeness.
24. "Behold, this is the proper love; do heed it. Amen." (HHG vol. 1, chap. 32)
Without love I would not exist nor would any created thing that could gain permanence. Just as love within Me created My spirits, all living beings, and even matter, all of which it embraces with the same ardour, nourishes, supports and guides to the supreme spiritual goal, the quintessence of supreme love, - thus also man should embrace the world in which he has to live with the same love. Everything created, - produced out of love and through My divine love - is to be a constant proof that I am a loving Father only when My created beings, My neighbours, perform their duty, their mission, as intended by Me and as I want it performed, namely, of their own free will and not under compulsion. The free will exalts the created being, contrary to that being which is guided by instinct and compelled to act in a certain way.
This love that embraces everything is to be the standard for the love that should dwell in every man's heart and as a permanent memorial of a higher origin should also rule all thoughts, words and actions. This love, as does Mine, should know no other purpose than acting for the benefit of its fel-lowmen and fellow beings. Naturally, one cannot grant all one's neighbour's requests, but must refuse some if their granting would be more damaging than useful.
Look at Me! I love all of you with a love which you can neither comprehend nor return, but I still do not say 'Yes' to your numerous requests, - more often 'No'. Why? Because you often desire things that would be detrimental to you. And even if this refusal brings upon you suffering and struggles, misfortune or the loss of dear ones, it is still he result of love, of your heavenly Father's love, Who has created everything for you, has suffered much for your sake, and keeps repaying ingratitude, mockery and disavowal with blessings.
This shows you how love must be understood if it is to lead to good instead of evil. This is how the love of your neighbour is to be understood. As a human father does not grant his immature children everything they desire in their lack of judgment, but always keeps in mind the higher purpose of education, thus you should also only do a good turn to your neighbour if you are convinced that, as far as you can judge, this would not promote some vice or encourage laziness in your neighbour instead of diligence.
This is the type of love with which I rule the world out of My wisdom. Thus you, too, should restrain and control with your intellectual power your urge to help, so that your noblest intentions may not have an adverse effect. (The Lord’s Sermons, chap. 38)
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