“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem…it makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.” – Emmet Fox
Sufficient. We simply need a sufficient amount of Love.
We don’t need to have an exacting, perfect, uniform type of love. We simply need to be natural and committed in our love. We need to love, love and love again. Each person, each interaction, each thought can be held in loving regard.
With that, Emmet Fox’s admonition brings us an amazing wealth: We will be the happiest people on earth. (And so will others around you!)
Emmet Fox was born in Ireland. His father, who died before Fox was ten, was a physician and member of Parliament. Fox attended St Ignatius’ College, a Jesuit secondary school near Stamford Hill. He became an electrical engineer. However, he discovered early that he had healing power, and from the time of his late teens studied New Thought. In 1931, he became the pastor of The Church of the Healing Christ in New York city, founded by Dr. W. John Murray in 1906. His Sunday morning lectures at the Hippodrome Theatre, the Manhattan Opera House and Carnegie Hall were attended by over 5000 people. His meditations were powerful and his sermons never lasted more than twenty minutes. He spoke to, and of God in the most personal and intimate terms.
Over six hundred thousand copies of his book “Sermon on the Mount” have been distributed and are still popular today. Fox became immensely popular, and spoke to large church audiences during the Depression, holding weekly services for up to 5,500 people at the New York Hippodrome until 1938 and subsequently at Carnegie Hall.
The influence of Emmet Fox is that he is so widely read by ministers of all denominations. A check in large denominational bookstores in various cities from time to time has revealed that Emmet Fox’s books are in constant demand and nearly half a century after his death, the writings of Emmet Fox remain influential.
Bio Source: Wikipedia