– Rev. John W. Adams –
For several years a young lady and her father had not spoken to each other because of a misunderstanding. Evidently he had not forgiven her for something she was supposed to have done. There was resentment and bitterness on both sides. When she came to see me, she said she desperately wanted to have a harmonious relationship with her father again, but didn’t know if it was possible.
She felt guilty and wanted to get rid of that awful feeling she had harbored for too long. She hoped there was some way that she and her father, whom she obviously loved, could get back together again, but she didn’t know how.
We began treatment in this way: She was to consciously radiate love to her father, surrounding and enfolding in love, and to silently speak words of love, approval and forgiveness to him. Also, she was to forgive herself and accept his forgiveness in the assurance that he had long forgotten about the incident and had already forgiven her.
Now, there could only be love between them. Further, she was to imagine her father and herself together in a loving relationship, and to say nothing to anyone about what she was doing. After praying together in which we agreed that love was taking care of the matter quickly and harmoniously, she went on her way.
It was like a miracle!
One day she came hurrying into my office, fairly bubbling over with excitement. She said she had been doing as instructed and for no apparent reason, her father called and said he wanted to see her.
This was arranged and it was a tearful but happy reunion for both. You can just imagine the joy of these two souls who had long wanted the same thing yet because of pride or guilt, had avoided each other. It was like a miracle!
Love quickly and silently swept all the blocks away and the result was automatic. Love is the golden key that makes all family relationships happy and of real substance. Love not only brings family members closer together in true, creative activity, but keeps them together in peace and harmony.
No matter how far they may go from each other, there is always that spiritual bond of love that maintains unity while allowing each other to be free. There is no substitute for love in family, and in all human relationships. Love is the miracle worker!
From Rev. John’s book, BE What You Are: LOVE.
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