16 July 2009

Love does not kill; people do!

In light of the recent deaths; Steve McNair and Arturo Gatti, it's clear to me that there is a blatant disregard for love and the person's comprehension of it. People are running around doing all kinds of heinous things in the name of love, but love does not kill; people do. Love is not some ugly tyrant out to hurt people; love is the purest of all emotions; however, the most easily an readily abused emotion. More often than not love has become profane like a 4-letter word and it's sad; so very sad.

I've always said, "the word and deed go hand in hand or that words without action are just words." This applies especially to those who are out there cheating and carrying on in the name of love, but aren't living in the essence of love. The writing is on the wall and there are so many out there that need a to have a Come to Jesus Meeting to get a case of "get right".

Love is something we all need and we all need to share in order to receive. Love is not something to be squandered, ill-applied for personal gain, or to be used as a tool/weapon. Love is something we all want and desire and we must plant the seed in order to reap the reward of it. The scripture says it all. Reflect on it and utilize it to its fullest.

Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth —1 John 3:18

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.-- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

When you see someone in need,
Love demands a loving deed;
Don’t just say you love him true,
Prove it by the deeds you do.
—Sper

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15 comments:

JenellyBean said...

Good Morning Blu,

I really really really needed that scripture (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

You really don't even understand....

THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

QueenBee said...

True that my friend.

Blu Jewel said...

@ Jenelly - now that I've read your post, I do understand and I left my thoughts with you. Start with a hug, followed by a kiss, and then the words will flow.

@Queen - Thanks!

love to live; live to love!

JenellyBean said...

Blu,

Thanks so much!
I really needed to hear this.

MOMSWEB said...

I could not have said it better!

Mizrepresent said...

You are right Blu...love is a beautiful thing meant to heal not do harm...love out of context leads to these type of things. Because surely if you loved somone...you will never, ever want to see any harm come to them or theirs.

Solomon said...

Thanks for this one, I needed to hear it today. Even though I'm OK today, it is always refreshing to hear the truth. If you live in the truth, everything else will fall into place exactly the way it was meant to.

Thanks for sharing!

Blu Jewel said...

@Jenelly - Again; I'm happy to have been of service to you. I pray things will work out favourably.

@Mom - I said what was in and on my heart...must remember to add you to my blog roll.

@Miz - sweet soul sista; your words are truly affirming to what I feel/felt.

@Solomon - You are so right about living in the truth. And where there is love; real love; there is and will always be truth.

Love to live; live to love!

JenellyBean said...

So this is how you show us love... bringing us to the bedroom??
Frisky!

Rich Fitzgerald said...

I recently read something on Ced's blog that said something to the affect of -- How can we show love by proving it with acts that go against the very nature of love.

Blu Jewel said...

@Jenelly - I was playing around with my header.

@Rich - Agreed! Ced is on point with that. Can you send me the link to that post?

Love to live; live to love!

Lyrically speaking said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm, preach my sista, preach!

Believer said...

"Come to Jesus Meeting"

I remember when I first heard this, and it still cracks me up! :)

As far as doing anything contrary to what love is in the name of "love" makes me sick to my stomach.

McNair's ending was tragic, and I still can't understand it. Why?

Believer said...

Oh, and I like your new layout! Cool!

Ms.Honey said...

HEYYYYYY :)

Its been a while...I def love the new page..I've been slackcing but I see you're still speaking the truth :)