In my recent article titled “What is Love and How do I love my Enemy” I stated that loving someone was wishing for them what they really needed. I never stated what that was. What is it that people really need? The poor need food. The rich need more possessions. The unemployed need jobs. Government officials need more power. Nearly every one of us has a need of something materialist. But is that what we really need? I would say no. Worldly possessions are more of a want than a need. It is true that we all need food and a way to support ourselves but that isn’t the deepest, bases needs that I speak of.
Very few of us know what we really need. Most of us are blinded by our materialistic values to see what we are desperately in need of. But there are some things that every one of us needs. Those things are the basis of what I was getting at in my previous article. If our real needs were fulfilled there would be a lot less hatred, violence, discord, wars and general belligerence in the world. The needs I speak are very basic to society and very basic to human nature.
The first need can be summed up in one word, truth. We all need the truth. Truth is essential to a peaceful existence to all societies and all humans. Without the truth you will have social and emotional unrest. How can a person be peaceful if they are lied to? How can a person love, if lies are what they hear? How can a society be peaceful if it is lied to? How can society have love if it is based on lies?
Knowing the truth can set you free. The truth of the gospel will set you free of sin and damnation but all truths set you free. When you believe a lie or tell a lie, you become slave to that lie. Once you tell a lie you are a slave to the perpetuation of that lie. As long as you are part of a lie you are obligated to further the lie. The only escape from the slavery of a lie is to admit to the lie and accept the truth. The truth sets you free of the burden of the lie and allows you to be honest and open.
Is it any wonder that the nations that distribute the least amount of truth are the nations that suppress their citizens the most? Truth and freedom walk together hand in hand. You cannot have either without the other. That is the main reason why American citizens are losing their freedoms. The truth is no longer part of the national news. Instead of the truth the media distributes partial truths which are lies by omission and outright distortions of the truth. How many times have you read or heard a news story that you found out later wasn’t all the truth? Nearly every news story omits something and a lot of the time it is crucial to understanding the story.
Most of today’s news stories in the media are nothing more than opinionated commentary. Commentary is not the news and seldom is it the truth. Commentary is an opinion and not necessarily truthful news. There have been some stories that were outright lies generated from a few facts. The Trayvon Martin news coverage was a prime example of how the news is covered in America. From the start the news agencies tainted the story by totally leaving out facts, by changing the facts and by biasing their “commentary”. They made the victim look like the villain and made the villain look like the victim. They painted a picture of both of them that was alien to what either of them actually were. Those lies almost set America a blaze and the left fanned the flames and fueled the fire with further lies.
Truth is crucial to freedom but truth in itself can’t give you freedom. Truth is no good without its acceptance. Truth is dependent on people listening, understanding and accepting its word. Conservatives are beating their heads against a brick wall trying to get the liberals to listen, understand and accept the truth of such things as our economic situation, the facts about the Affordable Heathcare Act, the facts about socializing America and the corruption in Washington.
The truths of all these things are useless to anyone unless they are accepted. It is easy for the conservatives to accept the facts because they are already set free of the lies but it is very hard for the liberals to accept the facts because they are embedded in a life of lies. If they accepted the truth it would turn their world upside down. No one wants to do that and that is why they fight so adamantly against the truth.
But the truth isn’t the only thing everyone needs; there is another thing we all need. That thing is love. Love is essential for every one of us. Without love we are empty in side. Without love hatred has plenty of room to grow. Without love we can never have personal peace let alone global peace.
“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3NAS)
Love is essential to the healthy existence of our earthly bodies as well as our spiritual bodies. We all need love to survive, without it we are nothing. Without love the world is a hateful place. Christianity is based on these concepts and it is all about love not hatred as some would have you believe. As Christians we are told to never hate another, we are however to hate evil and evil acts but not the evil doers. We are told to be totally involved in love because we are to be totally involved in God.
That brings me to the one thing we all need more than anything else, God. As much as people like to deny the fact that they need God they really do but they just refuse to admit to the fact. If we didn’t need God then why do so many look for God, especially right before they die? Even the atheists look for ways to prove that God doesn’t exist so they can make themselves feel better about their false convictions.
Those who truly find God are among some of the most peaceful and secure people on the earth. They are some of the most loving as well. They are in need of nothing because they have found all that they really need. Once you find what you really need, what more could you want?
However those who claim to have God but have not, are some of the most miserable because they have fallen for a lie. Any lie can make you miserable but a false God lie is a lie that will cause much more than misery. It causes hatred for others, jealousy of others, anger toward others, violence toward others, it fuels more lies and works against peace. That is the problem with the world today, there are too many false Gods, fueling worldly unrest among too many nations. This isn’t isolated in just other religions it is also within Christian sects. Too many so called Christian groups spread the words of hatred and bitterness but not words of love. Christianity doesn’t need hatred or bitterness it needs love just like we do.True Christians have no need for hatred of others but false Christians revel in hatred and bitterness.
Let me leave you with these words of love.
Our One True Love
Some will search for that one true love.
Some only look when it’s convenient for their life style.
Some believe they have found it, only to lose it again.
Others feel envy for those who have found it.
Others find what they thought was the one true love and spend the rest of their life disappointed.
Others think they have it and live in a happy marriage.
Then, there are the ones who never stop looking and die lonely.
Then, there are some who never look for it at all.
Then, there are the ones who actually find their one true love and live a truly blessed life.
They know where they have been, where they are going, who they are and what they need to do.
They feel the warmth of their one true love throughout their entire bodies all day long.
They know what it’s like to have someone who truly loves you and will always be there for you.
They have found the one true love from the only place it can be found.
They have found the one true love from the only person who can give it.
They know how to love by the example of the love they are given.
There is no other love more powerful or more forgiving than our one true love.
There is no need to search the world over for our one true love.
There is no need to search at all; it has always been right in front of us our whole lives.
There is but ONE true love.
That one true love is the love given each of us by God.
This article was written by Bertrum J Meisner Jr. I am not a professional writer. I am just a common every day laborer like most of you. I write from my heart, logic and life experiences. I am a devout Constitutional conservative and Christian. My only degree is in life experiences, which comes from a lifetime of learning from life. I derived my education from being part of this great nation and that has given me more of an education than I could ever get from any text book. I love this country and everything it is supposed to stand for. I write to bring it back to its roots and to help stop the destruction that is coming to this country both morally and physically.
Bertrum James Meisner Jr
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