God said:
 

When I gave you the of life in the , you eagerly accepted the . Now you have second thoughts. Now you talk behind My back, so to speak. Of course, you may rant and rave at Me, and you are sure that I ’t hear you anyway. I do hear you, and I do want you to speak your heart. I want no pretense. I would far rather you protest than not speak to Me at all. Speak to Me.

Finish your ranting and ravings, and then, when you are finished, We can get down to the business of life. Now We are going to play cards. Now We are going to get down to it.

Seriously, what would you like from Me? Do not be struck dumb because I am sitting down with you. I give you more than three wishes. I say to you to speak your heart. Spill out your heart to Me. And when you have finished your grievances, then We can get down to it. Two good-hearted hearts can speak. Speak your heart of hearts to Me. What are you going to say?

You will ask that you can understand the meaning of life. I will answer you, and then you will say you still don’t understand. And then I will ask you: “Even then without understanding, what is it you want?”

You may ramble on and on, and then I will ask: “What is it you would like right now?”

You may hem and haw.

Eventually, when push comes to shove, you will come to say: “God, I want love. I want Your love. I want love, plain old simple love. I really want it from everywhere. I want everyone and everything to love me. I want love more than anything else. Let me have love that is beyond my understanding. Let me be so loved that I know but love, that I know only love, and that I have a surfeit of it.”

“Well, then,” I say, “you have all that now.”

And then you say: “Then I want to know it.”

And then I say: “By the breadth of love you give, you will know the love you have.”

You will tell Me that you have heard that before.

Beloveds, give what you may feel is your last ounce of love. You may have to love up as if it were a tired old horse. Give out your last dram of love, as it were. Give out love even when you can’t. Still love up by its bootstraps, and give out what seems like your last drop of it. Give out love even when you can’t. Give it out anyway, and you will the well of love in your heart rise. You can do it. Even when you don’t want to, you can do it. When you think there is no reserve of love left in your heart, that is when you must, above all, give love.

When you think your heart is a dry desert, that is when you must, above all, give love.

When you are sure you have no love to give, that is when you must, above all, find it and give it away. In the process of dealing out love as though it were your last card, you will begin to see the full deck you come from.

When you feel you have the least love to give, that is when you must above all give it. You need to know your love more than anyone needs it. You will come to know that by , you are the recipient of your own love. You are who drinks at your own well.

Drink deeply, beloveds, drink.

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