All We Need Is Love – February 2012

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“All we need is love”;
“What the world needs now is love sweet love”;
“Love is all around”…
Certainly love is a big topic, especially around Valentines Day. So many hearts, so much red and pink… for unromantic guys like me it makes me vomit chalky little hearts that say “be mine”.
Mind you, I’m not against romance, real romance. It’s wonderful. But so many people talk about love but don’t know the first thing about it.
I think Foreigner and the Black Eyed Peas got it right (for once): “I want to know what love is”, “what is love?” That’s the real questions we should all be asking ourselves. I wrote an article just asking questions just trying to figure out what love is.. It’s not easy. Such a simple, short word, yet it’s so hard to understand.
And Paul just made it more difficult by saying the things we might see as really showing love– giving our possessions to the poor, or sacrificing our bodies for the Lord– may not be acts of love at all. We know love is an attitude, but it also must have right action.
Lord, I want to know what love is. And I need YOU to show me. Because the rest of us are still trying to figure it out.

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Leviticus 19:23

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