|About the Book|
AURA OF LOVE This little book, Aura of Love, has grown from the 47 years Joan and I have shared. Its content is the resultant contemplation of Gods blessings conferred when He brought us together, and continuing until the present. Assembling the book from snippets recorded in letters, homemade birthday and anniversary cards, notes sent with flowers, etc., was in itself a labor of love. The Aura of Love also records demonstrations of affection I have received from others, and deeply emotional expressions for a few very special people we have encountered along lifes way. May it be a praise not only to those who have the aura, but also to its Source, our Lord, its provider. My first encounter with the Aura of Love occurred as I looked over a new congregation. Eye to eye contact, is important to every public speaker, but especially is this true of Christian ministers. The spiritual link to his hearers is the Gospel message that he expounds, but eye contact is his primary physical link. This link was broken suddenly, and almost irreparably, during the worship service that Sunday night so many years ago. I was coming to the third point in the evenings sermon. I paused and looked over the congregation, making eye contact with as many as possible. Then it happened. My eyes fell upon an angelic face that glowed with a radiance that transfixed me. For an eternity, that was in fact only a few seconds, I stood immobile. Then, I recaptured the moment. As well as I can remember that was my first conscious experience with the Aura of Love. It may have been there earlier in life- I will never know, but it never so completely affected me as it did when I first looked into Joans eyes. Up until that time, things had so completely revolved around me that I undoubtedly missed many wonderful opportunities to enjoy its presence, and to enjoy the wonderful people it illuminated. From that day until this, finding the Aura of Love, personified in others, has been my quest. Joan and I met, fell in love, and married. That special spiritual glow has never left her and my love for her has never waned. When I met her family, I found the same aura enveloping them. Visiting their home and watching them interact as a loving family, reminded me of the religious paintings venerated in the Eastern Church, with each person encircled by a halo. Suspicious of being a guest of church members that were playing for me, I forced my way passed my old nature and found realness unlike anything I had ever encountered. Their devotion to our Lord and their genuine love and respect for each other caused me to reevaluate my own family relationships, and restore long since forgotten friendships. The twilight years of my life have past, yet the darkness of night will never overshadow me for I have the love of God, Joan, and friends I have met along the way. The Aura of Gods love shines through them to me. By giving you a look at the aura that surrounds people possessed of Christs love, I hope you will see your own, and share it with others.