THE NEARER THE CHURCH THE FARTHER FROM GOD.
It is not only to bow down before the God. It is not only to spend days and nights in the church. It is not only about the worship. It is about a love, a pure everlasting love that makes a bond between a man and his God. If the heart of a worshipper is without love than his God is very far from him. All of his worship is in vain. Love is the only essence of life that ties a man with his God. When a true love exists in the heart of a man, then he can find his God in his heart, God lives in the hearts full of love. A heart full of love can easily pass the test of life. A lackluster heart without love cannot pass the test of life as Moulana Rumi says, “Love is from the infinite and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death. Tomorrow when resurrection comes, the heart that is not in love will fail the test.”
To be a lover is far better than to be scheduled worshiper. Satan was a worshipper not a lover. God didn’t exist in his heart. All of his deification was remain futile.
Those who believe in love they do not fear God but Love God. Love is the central doctrine for them. Their religion based on love as muhiyeddin Ibn-e-Arabi says, “Hubbi deeni wa shariati.” i.e. Love is my religion and my sharia.
It is not only for Christians but for Muslims, Hindus and all other religions as well. The nearer the mosque the farther from Allah, the nearer the temple the farther from Eishwar etc. All the religions teach importance of love, without true love one cannot achieve anything in this life.