There has been a lot of talk going around that Dionne Warwick was right, “What the World Needs Now is Love”. It has been suggested that the best weapon against those from around the world that wish to harm (kill) us is to love them. As we have witnessed brutal and senseless killings, we hear cries that we need to get along, love and understand each other. Is this the case, or are we whistling in the dark?
I can never understand what it is like to be a young black man any more than he can understand what it’s like to be an older white woman. But we both know what love looks and feels like. It is having a safe place to put your head at night. It is having a warm meal with people who love you on a cold, snowy day. It is being able to call someone at 2 in the morning and not have to apologize, but pour your heart out to them, knowing they hear you. Love is what we all want and need. Do we have to look alike to love each other? Do we have to have to have shared experiences to love each other? NO!
We are sharing this planet and journey with billions of people, most of whom we will never see or know. I propose we start tomorrow and ask God to help us to see those people in our lives as He sees them. God sees all of us as whole, healthy, happy, complete people. He loves us just as we are and he asks us to do the same. All of the laws of the Old Testament and all the teachings of the New Testament boil down to one thing…LOVE! Start tomorrow. You have never looked into the eyes of a person not deeply loved by God. Start by loving yourself and then continue by loving others as He has loved us.