Love

There is too much hate and anger in this world. 

We are loved.  God loves us so much that through all of our days, as many times as we stray and disobey, He never walks away.

Because He loves us, because He sent His son for us, because Christ taught us how to love, because Christ demonstrated the ultimate act of love, we need to love more. 

Don't yell at the kids when they spill the pop that weren't supposed to take from the fridge in the first place.  Kindly correct them and direct them.

Don't rage and tailgate/cut off the person that isn't paying attention on the road.  Give them room and say a prayer for them.

Don't react to somebodies anger with more anger, but with love, sympathy, and understanding.  I can think of no one that wants to be angry, though most of us succumb to it at times. 

An anxious heart weighs a man down,
       but a kind word cheers him up (Proverbs 12:25)

Everyone has their faults.  None of us is perfect.  Love begets love and understanding.  Hate begets hate and ignorance.

I am far from perfect.  I inherited my father's rage.  I fight the rage that sometimes boils inside.  Each time I react with love, I receive love and it becomes easier to push the demons away.   When I react with rage, the demons advance and the battles flair.

I don't want my children struggle with these demons.  I want them to see God's love in their life.  I want them to see all of the beautiful things that God has done for us, all of the gifts He has given us.  I want them to grow up in a world of love, prepared to fight for what is right and defend themselves from attacks of hatred. 

dcwsaranac dcwsaranac
36-40, M
2 Responses Jun 29, 2007

Fantastic post.Very inspirational. things we should all strive for.

you took the words right out of my mouth .. these are all things i struggle with everyday and long to instill in not only myself but in my children to ...