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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS LOVE
The world is in need of so many things, but what it needs most is love. All around us, we see evidence that this is true. The conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the bombings in Europe, Isis carrying out terrorist attacks in various places around the world, and the divisiveness seen in the US 2016 election. We see it in the language used in discussing politics. Most of all, our lack of love is shown by how we treat people different from us.
We hear the poor called lazy, the disabled made fun of, minorities called ugly names and being classified in terms we would never want to hear being used with us. Being good or decent is seen as being weak. Once we roll around in all this for a time, it starts affecting us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Before long, we begin to pull away, and we yearn for something else.
We yearn for love. We want encouragement, help when our soul is in despair, or our physical needs aren’t being addressed. We want people to care whether we live or die. We want connection with others and we hunger for acts of kindness to revive us when we want to give up.
For love to happen, each one of us needs to become a light blazing in the darkness. We need to reflect love, perform acts of kindness, help others that are less fortunate than us, and have compassion and understanding for those who are different. Our light will cause other lights to shine until the darkness fades away.