God IS Love And Love Is Not Religious
God IS love and TRUE love is not religious. TRUE love is absolutely virtuous and religion is the ego's way of trying to fit the one, true, living, Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, undying, true love, in a box.
People in the halfway house (church) can only get halfway up the mountain religion's made out of a molehill, and are so proud of themselves when they manage a few healings, and think they're so high and mighty, going around the circuit teaching and perched in its lofty pulpit. They're so blinded, deceived, governed and ruled by their pride, vanity and selfish ambition, they've no idea it's not to God's glory, but to their shame.
Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief (doubt). Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.Mark 6:5-6
The true love stories you've read fall short and I can testify from experience and beyond the shadow of any doubt, God's eternal presence, realm and reality of ABSOLUTE, undying, true love (Heaven) isn't a fairytale and is literally and absolutely, beyond your wildest imagination.
It's the highest ideal, perfect, egoless civilization, in which everyone's a perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love, according to true love's characteristic, majestic virtues, in their every thought, word and deed, without the slightest spot of pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts or fear for survival, or blemish of worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams. In short, everyone's a king or queen of the castle and there are no dirty rascals, and NOBODY can enter in, unless they've been cleansed of every spot and blemish, whether they believe or not, religiously attend a halfway house or not, memorise and recite scriptures like parrots or not, etc.
For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law (scriptures) will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, BY NATURE do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves (above the law), who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets (characters) of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.Romans 2:11-16
You've no idea WHAT true love is, because your character is blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (brainwashed & marked) by the instinctual, egocentric nature, the beast of the flesh (ego). All that's perfect, true and for our highest good, comes from TRUE love and it's absolute, majestic virtuousness, and everything that's not, from unvirtuousness. Like light and dark, honesty and dishonesty, gracefulness and disgracefulness, honour and dishonour, faithfulness and unfaithfulness, etc, etc.
For she said, "If I can just touch his clothes, I shall be whole." And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my clothes?"Mark 5:28-30
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord (perfect gentleman / role model), as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (and other characteristics of the instinctual, egocentric nature).2 Peter 1:2-4
Virtue of the Week
Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don't give up. You try new things. You admit mistakes. Courage is the strength of resolve in your heart.
"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."Ezra 10:4