Are you a whole completed fulfilled individual?? I want to talk about a missing ingredient, that is missing from so many lives that spoils everything. A nice recipe but lacking salt may look good, but be inedible. Likewise, our lives without love may outwardly look good, but are unbearable and get rotten easy. I could write encyclopedias, but if they are lacking love, their impact will vanish. Love is eternal, all the rest of this frenzy of life is vanishing.
Pure unadulterated unconditional love—have you ever received it from anyone???
“…everyone who loves is born of God and knows God…there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…” 1 John 4:7b,18a “Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1 JN 3:18…
I quote these verses from God’s word to emphasize some points. Unconditional love is not absorbed if it is written in an email or verbally said (“in word..in tongue”); it is received in a life changing way ONLY when the person does unconditional loving acts in real life (“in deed”). So have you ever experienced this kind of love from someone (dogs don’t count)?
Unconditional love built me up into a completed individual when I was 28. It came from a Christ-like Christian brother. It gave me a stronger foundation to my character. I am grateful it came, but nonplused it didn’t enter my life earlier.
The tardiness in receiving it, is due to its nearly non-existence. Nowadays, so much is done without love coming into it. As they sing, “What’s love got to do with it [sex]?” Genuine LOVE is now the missing ingredient in so much, even love making!! Perhaps the shortage of it, is why it is now remembered on postage stamps…as if we were unconsciously commemorating a lost national treasure.
In the past, when I have tried to raise such topics, a certain set of people got upset…as if I am preaching, and they tell me I should focus on real issues such as the NWO, the threat of radiation, acts of government deception, etc. etc.
If I Christ were here, he would tell people why are you ignoring the weightier issues, such as LOVE?? Let’s quit setting our lives and other people’s lives up for failure by neglecting to add in heavy doses of the ingredient love…plan for the future, and remember loving acts (deeds of love) is all that will survive in the long run.