God, Love, Essence, Time, and Choice

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Is God Love because He is, or is He Love because He chooses to be?

Rhetorical questions that have merely rhetorical answers are part of the bane of modern society.

None of the choices we considered — ‘Love by choice’, or ‘Love because He is’ are good answers.

Choice lacks robustness for describing essence of a thing.

A surfer can choose to become a computer scientist because it provides lots of money for what they really are — a surfer.

Choice does not necessarily connote essence, does not necessarily connote what is most important to a person.

‘I dunno’

How then did God acquire His essence?

God spends all of His time, each and every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, century, millennium figuring out what exactly is the most Loving thing to do in that very moment.

‘God is Love’ is a statement of intentions and actions, not some mere metaphysical aphorism.

God is Love because Love is what He does, because Love is what He contemplates to do.

God is Love because He devotes His time to balancing all of the different facets of Love.

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things, think about how to do these things, so you can become these things.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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