Love flows out
I have a private theory that in relationships, Love only flows out. You don't
'get' anything from Love. Love flows out from the Father in Heaven to you, then
it spills over and flows out of your heart by the Holy Spirit. You are twice
blessed if your spouse also sheds God's Love.
Psychologists tell me, that in a college dorm situation where several females
share the same living space, that frequently, their periods will synchronize.
Sociologists that study corporate culture tell me that in an office situation,
where a group works together for a period of time, that the personality of the
group (frantic, peaceful, discordant, friendly..) is not always set by the formal
leader.. There is frequently someone off in a corner that doesn't say much,
but who sets the tone for the whole group.
Scripture tells me that wives can
affect their husbands - not with words - but with a meek and quiet spirit. Logic
tells me that if I am rooted and grounded in Love, and if you are rooted and
grounded in Love, that if Love overflows from me, it flows into you. Experience
tells me that when someone enters a prayer group - and that someone sheds darkness
from their heart - that someone can effectively shut the whole group down without
saying a word.
The point is this. Your presence can have a dramatic effect on
the people around you. And scripture implies that you can choose to walk in
love - or not.
Get in the presence of God. Open your spirit to Him. Ask Him to fill you with
His Love. Keep your mind in your heart as you walk around. Pay attention to
the response you get from others. If you journal, write it down.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Even Robert Bly,
not a Christian by any stretch
knows this. His book 'A Little Book on the Human Shadow' talks about the sub-space wordless
communication that sometimes happens between people.