What makes the world go 'round

                I've come to the conclusion that love isn't what makes the world go 'round anymore. Maybe it used to, but I don't think it does anymore. I think things have changed. We live in a world where it doesn't really matter whether you care about anyone else. As long as you have yourself taken care of, nothing else really matters that much.

               Forget about the starving people in the world. Forget that there are soldiers fighting for our country and we usually don't take a moment to thank them for their service. Forget that over 125,000 abortions are performed every single day in the world. Forget that people are seriously hurting in the world. Forget that murder occurs daily, hourly. Forget that Jesus commanded us to love one another. 

                      Love just isn't something people offer freely anymore.

               It's almost as if, we only give love when we get something in return. That's why the practice of unconditional love has become so flawed. Because it's not, "I'll love you no matter what," it's, "I'll love you but only if you live by my standards and do what I think you should do and oh, don't forget to be perfect." But let me just remind you of something, or rather, someone.

            There was a man. He was born thousands of years ago. He wasn't completely man. He was perfect God, in human form. In the short thirty years he was here, give or take a few, He loved. He loved regardless of weight, height, what you did, what you didn't do, whether you loved Him or didn't. But He loved. Unconditionally. Which makes me wonder... Why don't we love like that? Why don't we love no matter who anybody is? Whether we agree with their choices or not? 

          People talk all the time about how we should all stop hating. But really, aren't we doing the exact same thing? Arguing hate is just a way of spewing more hate. Which, in turn, makes it just one big hate fest and all of us are more hurt and upset than we were in the first place.

         Why can't we just love? The Bible says we're supposed to shine God's light in this world. So why don't we try that? Maybe if individually we all loved just a little bit more, the world would slowly heal, little by little. Maybe if we all loved like nothing else matters, the world would overflow with love. 

        We live in such a broken world, it's disgusting. It literally disgusts me how many hurtful things people can say or do.

        Love doesn't make the world go 'round, but maybe if we showed a little more love, we'd be better off. Others would be better off. Life would be better, easier, lighter. 

                                "Be devoted to one another in love. Honor 
                                       one another above yourselves."
                                                    Romans 12:10

      If we all devoted ourselves to loving each other, instead of ourselves, maybe love would make the world go 'round. And maybe, just maybe, we'd all be a little happier.

Kelsey <3  



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