Before the month of Love comes to an end…I would like to share a little bit of my heart with you…
I am mostly non confrontational…and a peace keeper…
I am soft hearted and sometimes get my feelings hurt over a passing comment.
It doesn’t take much to tug on my heart-strings and all of the evil, hatred and fighting in the world weighs heavy on my spirit.
I typically do not watch the news because it fills me with sadness…
I wonder how different the World would be if the news media focused more on the positive things that people do instead of all of the murder and mayhem. Just today the first 10 minutes of the evening news was dedicated to the following stories;
- Man shoots wife, two daughters, then himself
- Fight over singing ends in fatal shooting
- Off-duty HPD officers shoot teen in SE Houston
- Man shot to death in his apartment
- Pawn shops targeted in smash and grab thefts
- One killed, 4 wounded in school shooting in Ohio
The list continues with more murders and then as if to lighten the mood the News Anchor switches over to the recap of the Oscars…It’s not enough to highlight the winners,great effort is made to point out who failed to meet the expectations of the fashion gurus…Then they move on to the political in fighting and wrap up with the daunting news of the ever-increasing gasoline prices.
Not a single minute of a single “feel good” story. I know that every day good people all over the world are doing good things for people in need. I think there should be more time devoted to covering the “feel good” stuff….
what the world needs now is love sweet love,
it’s the only thing that there’s just to little of,
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
no, not just for some but for everyone…
Try this on for size…Love your neighbor as yourself…
The people in this video gave up their Saturday to go out and help a complete stranger. Not only did they donate their time, they paid a minimal fee to cover the cost of a T-Shirt, transportation and snacks. They didn’t do it for the recognition…they didn’t do it for money… they didn’t do it for any other reason than the fact that there was a need.
New Hope Church, where I worship and work, organizes community outreach projects throughout the year. The outreach projects fill up in a couple of weeks time and usually have a waiting list. More times than not the teams come back physically exhausted but mentally exhilarated. They come back with dirty clothes but with a renewed spirit. They leave out thinking they are going to change someones life but come back changed themselves. They have experienced what it is to…Love your Neighbor!
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”