What is Love And How Do I Love My Enemy

October 20, 2013

 

Love isAccording to Tina Turner love is nothing more than a second-hand emotion and a sweet old fashioned notion. If that’s love to you then you are getting your love from all the wrong places. Love is much more than just words, anyone’s words. But there are some words that ring much truer than Tina’s.

“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant; does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked; does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”

I believe there are no truer words to describe love than these. Even though they may be over two thousand years old, they are timeless. Love should never be old fashion or second-hand. If it is, then it isn’t really love at all. Too many people confuse love with lust. Lust is a second-hand emotion and is old fashion in some respects. Tina felt love for someone who betrayed her and abused her which created these thoughts about love. But they are not true of love, even though I’m sure she felt that way about her love for this person.

Love requires one to be loving and able to be loved. Love speaks a language all of its own. I spent most of my life not understanding what love was or how to handle it. I was raised in a home where my parents didn’t have mutual love for each other. They didn’t express any love for each other or for any of their children either. I have never heard my mother or father say that they loved me or any of my siblings. My mother and father went to their graves without telling me they loved me. I don’t blame them for the mistakes in my life because our parents set the stage for our lives, but we are the ones who act on it.

As a young child this did create an enormous emotional scar on my heart. In my teen years I found aScarOfTheHeartFilledCroppedLines true love but I was not emotionally equipped to handle it. I destroyed that relationship and many more after that because I did all the wrong things at all the wrong times, and for all the wrong reasons. I had no idea how to handle love, and because of that I messed up my life for many, many years. It wasn’t until late in life that I opened my eyes to what love is and how to accept it. Even to this day I struggle with how to handle love ,but over the years I have learned some things about love.

I have learned that there is nothing greater than love. I have learned that without love we are nothing. I have learned that love is more than just an emotion. I have learned that love is not as good without returned love. I have learned that love is not for those faint of heart. I have learned that everyone needs love. I have learned that love comes with a price, but the return outweighs the investment. I have learned that love is the only thing separating us from the animals because, without love we can be the most vicious animals on the planet.

We are told to love one another, even all our worldwide neighbors. That is a tall order and one that is very hard to get a handle on. How do we love someone who despised us and wants to kill us? Sometimes it is hard enough to just love those we truly love, especially if you don’t understand what love is.

There are many different types of love. There is a father’s love; a mother’s love; a sibling’s love; a friend’s love; a spouse’s love; a neighbor’s love; a child’s love; love of material things; and the list could go on and on. But they all have one thing in common and that is that the love you feel, makes you want the best for the loved object. That is what love is all about. It isn’t about what you want, but what your love needs. We should always want what is needed for everyone.

We are told to love our enemies and that is how we love them, by wanting them to have what they need, not what they want. If they got what they needed there would be less of a need to be your enemy. Love is the ultimate disarming force in the world. Without love we would all be dead by now, and there is a good chance that we would never have been born in the first place.

Love definitely makes the world go round and the lack of it can stop it as well. No, love is not second LanguageOfLove-hand, it will never be old fashion, and without it we are all doomed. So please America learn to love one another so we can put our present crisis behind us. We all need to become fluent in the language of love. If we can love one another then we can overcome anything and everything. This will be the only way that we can ever have any hope for a future for America and of bringing her values back.

Don’t listen to the hate speeches or the hate stories being spread around in the news circles. Have love in your heart and that goes for liberals, conservatives, libertarians, independents and any other political group out there. If you have love in your heart then you can disagree without having hatred in your heart for each other. I know some people are more passionate than others, but that’s no excuse for being rude or vulgar. Being either will not advance your point, but they will actually do just the opposite. If you want to win an argument then be level-headed and calm at all times, otherwise the argument will never be settled without violence.

These are my loving words to all in America regardless of race, creed, religion, political views or any other differences we may have. We are all Americans, so act like we are loving Americans, not hateful Americans. America has always been known for its compassion for others, so why shouldn’t we have compassion for each other?

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MeCloseUp1This 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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