On several occasions, I have been asked variations on the following: “Why does it have to be so hard to find Real Love? And to live it? Why can’t it be easier?”
In answering that question, I think of a scene from the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” All their lives, Indiana Jones and his father had been looking for the Holy Grail—the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper—the ultimate archaeological artifact, about which many myths have evolved. Additionally, it was rumored that whoever drank from the Grail would have eternal life.
After the usual adventures, chases, and such in a movie of that kind, they finally arrived at the place indicated by the secret maps and clues. But obtaining the Grail proved difficult to the last. From the entryway of the temple, Indiana had to face three challenges before he could reach his goal. No one before him had ever succeeded.
The challenges involved penitence (humility), willingness to follow God, and a leap of faith—all encompassed by the word teachability—or perhaps faith. The challenges were not intended to make the acquisition of the Grail DIFFICULT. They were intended simply to QUALIFY the recipient for the prize. Anyone who could not pass the three tests simply would not be prepared to handle the sacredness and power of the Grail. You see, those not qualified would drink from the wrong cup and would immediately perish. The tests were for the BENEFIT of those who would seek the Grail, as well as for the benefit of all others who might be influenced by them.
And so it is with Real Love. There are no artificial obstacles placed in the way of finding or sharing Real Love. But unconditional love has great power, and those who use it need to be qualified. They need to be prepared, so eternal laws govern that preparation and qualification. Click here for more about those laws. Real Love—like the Grail—need not be difficult, but finding and using it does require faith, and few there be who are truly willing to exercise that prized quality.