I’m not counting this as an A post of my own (tempted; my own has given be fits already this morning and it’s already late) but I wanted to share this, because it’s brilliant. While Cora and I do not agree *exactly* on this (mostly because I’m hesitant to declare one thing is absolute for all of the gods, thus to say that They all love all of us is not something I’m willing to do, I think our difference really boils down to semantic differences) I’m right there with her, regarding the gods being able and willing and even desiring to love and be loved in return. And lookee, we’re still being civil to one another! (in fact, we’re on quite good terms!)
There’s been a huge brouhaha over the correct way to give offerings and libations to the Gods; there’s been impassioned posts written about how we are supposed to do it and not very much is being said on why offerings and libations are given. When reasons on why we should give are stated, it is “because it is required“.
We are to give because it is required.
The Gods require us to give to Them in order to curry Their favour, love, acceptance.
If you have children, let me ask you this: do you require your child(ren) to give you things? If your child(ren) doesn’t/don’t give you things, do you love them any less? Do you shun them, ignore them, give them a proverbial smacking?
Or do you love your child(ren) unconditionally?
When your child(ren) do(es) give you something, do you want it to be an act of…
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