So…LOVE, let’s talk about it.
This month is the month for love, February, Valentine’s Day etc.
However, my focus in this post is about a very different, very basic, very simple kind of love. Love for one another.
The majority of us generally only have love reserved in our hearts for our loved ones and that’s it. No one else. There are some who do display and actually have love for others and they give their gift of time to charities or the gift of finance to efforts that they believe in.
That’s great, but where is the love for the people that cross our paths every day? We each encounter hundreds of people a week! People that we barely acknowledge barely notice and constantly overlook. Where is the love?
Sometimes I feel like our society is lacking in basic kindness and general politeness things that are so easy to share with others and that will cost you nothing. We are all just humans on this planet trying to survive, trying to make it. A smile, a hello, that’s all it takes because a little kindness goes a long way and I am sure we each encounter someone each day that could really use it and we probably overlook them.
The majority of us know how to love our spouses, children, girlfriends and boyfriends, friends and families well, but what about everyone else we share this planet with? Where is the love? Keep in mind the sad reality is some people don’t have a circle of family and friends to love them, some people have no one, that stranger you passed on the street, that hello or smile you gave, that might be all they get.
So in the spirit of this month of February, a month that has become all about “LOVE” I urge each and every one of you (myself included!) to show love to someone outside of your own circle. Someone that crosses your path regularly or someone that happens to be a complete stranger, that choice is entirely up to you. Just make it a part of your regular routine, better yet make it a part of your life’s work to show love to people. Sometimes you are in a position to offer more than just a smile, a hello, or a kind word. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you can show love by providing the help that someone needs right in the moment that they need it, if the opportunity presents itself, do it!
Whether you believe in karma, or the golden rule of do unto others or whatever it is you believe, it is the same wherever you go, love is a gift that keeps on giving. Start sharing the gift.
English Standard Version (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
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