My whole week so far seems to revolve around that word. However, I do not dare say i know the meaning of that word. I feel that the word is so wrongly used nowadays. Do people even know the power and the true meaning of this word? I doubt it. Wikipedia defines love as an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion and affection.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
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 perseveres.
There you go. Love defined from the Bible. (It’s ironic how this was the reading in church on Sunday. Which means, the beginning of this week.) It’s amazing isn’t it? Well, is YOUR love like this? Patient, kind, not envious and so on? Cause i’m getting sick of all the jealousy and anger that is present in what we call, love. Yes, it is human nature to have such feelings, but we definitely have to realize that if what we proclaim as ‘love’ is full of elements like jealousy and anger, then it is not love. It is not love. There are clear misunderstandings about the word love nowadays, but is there an understanding to love? Yes. 1 Corinthians 13. Enough said. If your love is something like Wikipedia’s definition, just a personal attachment or strong emotion, well it’s high time you think about this feeling you call ‘love’ again. Do you know what you mean when you say something like ‘i love you’ to someone? Love is a huge word, with only four letters. However, only few seem to care about what it really means.
You know, when i say my whole week revolved around the word love, it doesn’t mean i felt it. In fact, my feelings were far from love. How ironic, the theme for the inter-class form 5 drama competition is ‘Kindness + Charity = LOVE’ -Yes, it’s that word again! What i expected from this activity is for my whole class to be united and excited. Yet, here we are, arguing over which script to choose (from 5 different scripts) and now in the process of making a new one. NO ONE bothers to voice out their opinion, even when they don’t like it. I hate how it’s causing such tension between us. Swear words flying everywhere, hatred, and dislike. My class is falling apart, not that we were ever united in the first place. Where is the love, my friends? No one is working together, and some people just can’t be bothered. Leave that aside. I guess i got frustrated over some issues of certain friends and i got sick of trying to help. But a friend told me the love we should share with our neighbors is the kind of love that is divine, almost sacrificial and unconditional. The difficult part about this is we are supposed to be allow ourselves to be taken advantage of in love! LOVE, especially when it is most difficult. Truly an eye-opener. I really hope i can do this and be more patient. It’s just so hard to take in everything at the moment.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Look at how the world is becoming of lately. The world is so dangerous, full of evil, greed and negativity. Now we can have FAITH and believe that we can make a change, we can have HOPE that things will get better. But most importantly, we need to learn how to LOVE. God said, ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ Let’s keep that in mind, shall we?