Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Love is The Answer

       How often have people said somewhere in conversation that love is the answer? Uncountable times. How often do we think of spiritual philosopher, Emmet Fox’s, thoughts that “there is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal…If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.” He’s right. Whom do we admire most? Not the great dictators of the world, but the great lovers… Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, the grandmother who loved you completely, no matter what you did.

The most powerful energy...

If we have lived long enough, fought hard enough, cried buckets enough, we will know that, at the end of the day, love is the most powerful energy in the world. All the words of hate, anger, pain, frustration and despair only cause us to arm ourselves for battle. Words that comfort, understand and invite show us untold ways to live. Would we not always want to go to bed at night secure that we will be held in love, not invasion? The babe in arms knows when it is loved before it ever hears the word.

Love is the answer...

Love is the answer. Why are we fighting it? Why are we finding an “other” to demonize? Why do leaders use the harshest of language when addressing an adversary? And who decided on adversaries in the first place? Does disagreement signal enemy?

Our precious time...

When the world needs the best of us, when every day deserves our most treasured energies, why are we wasting our precious time in hatred?

Love is the answer. How dare we spend even one minute engaging in anything else, or listening to people who do!

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  1. Yes, yes, yes! This is why I stopped watching TV news in 2007. I choose love. This quote connects perfectly to your message. I am only one, / But still I am one. / I cannot do everything, / But still I can do something; / And because I cannot do everything, / I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. -Edward Everett Hale, author (3 Apr 1822-1909)