What is Love?
In the Bible, we’re told of the natures or the characters of love.
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.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
1 Cor. 3:4-7 KJV
How the world would have been, if these love-characteristics were exemplified by us? Truly, a number of good things will have happened.
So, why is there a need for us to love another or for us to love ourselves?
a) To exhibit the final responsibility or purpose of Man.
The final ‘’purpose’’ of man here is to exemplify the highest ‘‘character’’ of God which is love.
Now, since love is the character of God, it diminishes your chances of going to Hell (where there isn’t love), but then increases your chances of going to be with God (who is the God of Heaven); Heaven fully accepts those whose daily characters are like God’s. (So then, while Heaven is attracting its kind always and always, Hell is equally doing same.
This suggests that, the Earth will become like Heaven (very perfect), and this is because, all that we display purposely is to love ourselves or to love one another; and then, Hell (troubles) will lose.
Therefore, loving ourselves and God, was made a command in the Bible.
…The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:29-31 KJV.
If this was the first character God had given to man, then it means or suggest that, this was what the universe was made for.
b) Love Brings ‘‘Peace’’ Here Upon The Earth:
Peace heals the world. A man will deter from wronging his or her fellow human being if he or she truly loves that person; neither would he or she hit him, nor speak wrongly of him or her, nor destroy him. Hatred, is rather what will cause this to happen, and ruin the world.
c) Love Psychologically Heals Your Soul
Finally, love heals your souls and that of others.
You see-every character is an energy, be it good or bad. As you demonstrate negative character towards yourself or towards other people, negative energies (which are emotionally or psychological and biologically unhealthy) could ruin your flesh and your souls.
However, love is positive-it is healing. It takes cover of your ‘‘container,’’ and heals your bodies.
It has healing potencies which exhibits freedom, bringing us ‘‘long-life.’’
You’ll have long life (eternal life) if your character is filled with so much love, just like God’s.
In short, loving ourselves, is the single determinant factor of the earth developing well; because when there is love on earth (which can be displayed by us), there can’t be energies of death and fear in this world. So then, on this note, I say…
‘‘I Love You!’’
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