Does conversion happen only once in our lives, or can we be born again… and again?
What are we being born again… and again into, if not LOVE itself?
During her tenure at the CIA, Amaryllis discovered that killing for peace is an illusion that only leads to more anger, violence, and bloodshed. She discovered that the agency's best efforts to stop the fires of terrorism and extremism were akin to pouring gasoline on it...Amaryllis left her career in the CIA to pursue work as a peace activist where she founded an organization called 'Operation Zoe' (life). Operation Zoe seeks help employ other former military and intelligence officers to utilize their highly specialized training to wage peace and life as opposed to war and death.
Have you ever wondered why sex is such a driving obsession in just about every aspect of our culture? Is it really all about those few seconds of orgasmic ecstasy, or is there something more profound behind it all? Since the beginning, sexual relationship was understood to be the most intimate human relationship possible. Then Jesus came and unveiled the reality: oneness. We were created for a deeper spiritual oneness that outlasts the physical oneness depicted in an orgasm.
Because of my past political beliefs and preoccupation with right wing politics, this heart transplant was clearly a divine intervention. Please understand, this deep love for him had nothing to do with his political office or his policies. Again, I no longer saw him as ‘President’ or politician. I now viewed him the same way that I view my own daughter; with pure love. For me, that has been a miracle of epic proportions. The love that I was experiencing for him was clearly originating from a place far beyond my previous understanding.
Can you imagine what would happen if the bees stopped seeking ‘nectar’ and instead held conferences and wrote books about “How To Start Mass Pollination Movements” or “Why We Need To Be Obedient To The Great Pollination Commission”? It would be a disaster. Bees would begin to disappear because their ultimate mission of living by nectar and producing greater food with that nectar would be replaced with the byproduct of pollination. As great as pollination is, it is not the goal of the honey bee. The goal of the honey bee is nectar which leads to honey.