"A kiss of love". 1 Thessalonians 5:26 says: Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
A HOLY kiss. What's a holy kiss? It's not just a peck on the cheek just because the bible told you to do it. A holy kiss comes from true love for someone, in the same way you kiss your children or your mother, etc. It's a kiss that says, "I love you and I care about you, no matter what."
I'm forever telling people (and I'll say it again), the Holy Spirit is the community spirit of heaven. It's the supernatural presence of God's true nature of absolute, true love and He needs to flow, and for that, you need two or more who won't hold back and resist, from self-consciousness, pride, mistrust or fear etc.
You don't know if you can trust them, you say. So what! I trust myself and I trust God. God let's me know when people take it the wrong way, and I've had women who take it the wrong way, and that's sad. Men can also take it the wrong way, because of their stiff-necked pride, and that's sad. It's because they're ruled by their instinctual nature and don't know what true love is.
It's sad that there's so little true love in the world, and people are so thirsty for it, they take what little is given and want to drink the whole bottle, like someone dying of thirst. And those stiff-necked men may resist, but in their hearts, they're overjoyed that someone is actually showing them brotherly love, and nothing let's them know they're accepted and a part of a brotherhood, like true, affectionate, brotherly love.
Don't you know that the true kingdom of God, is nothing like "the church"?
You go to church and everyone talks about love and how they should be, but nobody's really living it, and watch out, if you actually give someone a hug and kiss! They get all self-conscious and their defences go up. My God! It's more like a primary school, with the teacher up the front and nobody daring to speak, than the kingdom of God, the realm and reality of absolute, true love.
That is not how it should be, not at all!
I've had people tell me, "you've got to be careful of the wolves in sheep's clothing." Yes, that's true, but as far as God's concerned, that's no excuse, for no matter what, it shouldn't stop you from letting love flow through you and being its blood vessel. That's what living in the blood of Christ is all about. For love is the fountain of eternal life and youth, and without love, there is no eternal life. It's the lifeblood of our soul.
I trust myself, because I trust God and through many trials, tribulations and heartbreaks, He has taught me the way of His true love, according to His true love's absolute, majestic virtuousness, and I have overcome the instinctual nature of my flesh and its characteristic lust, so I'm not swayed by flirting, etc., and have learned to behave like a perfect gentleman of His true love, at all times and in all circumstances. That's what the one, true God of absolute love, makes of you.
Besides, I've found my one, true love and He is God, and He is all I need. He has always been there for me, every step of the way, with His soft, gentle, peaceful, graceful and gracious voice, guiding and directing my path, and telling me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear, and that's what true love and true friends do for you.
So, though my words may at times convict you and cause you to squirm, I won't lie to you or deceive you and pull the wool over your eyes, but will tell you exactly what God puts on my heart to say, from His heart to yours, and if that pricks and wounds (offends) your precious pride, vanity and selfish ambition (ego), I'm sorry, but just like our heavenly father and our Lord in heaven, I will not pamper to your ego, but I will love you, truthfully and honestly, without reservation, with absolute, true, brotherly love and I won't let your self-consciousness stand in the way either.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”John 13:34-35
Get over yourself and your instinctual pride, vanity, selfish ambition, envy, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, and live for love (God), with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and cooperativeness, without the slightest care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.
For that's the true way of life, in the eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, true love (kingdom of God), and if you can't live that truth, way and life, you simply won't "fit in". Though there is another place for those that don't fit in...