Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On Love and Kindness

Love never fails, but only if you choose the proper kind of love.

What bothers me most about this era of time is that no one knows what love really is. People think that love is kindness - I say it is most certainly NOT. Kindness is only one small part of love. Some love is unkind.

Allow me to demonstrate - suppose you have a child. This child is giving you quite a bit of trouble. He or she has tantrums, makes messes, swears, fights. Being the kind, forgiving person you are, you let them off each time, pardoning them the offense. The child grows up accustomed to being allowed any behavior they wished, and they end up quite friendless, jobless, and even in trouble with the police because of their inability to control themselves.

Consider another scenario. You have the same child...but you are not just kind to them, you love them. So you punish them. Punishments are not kind. But you have thought about their future...you have thought more about them than if you just insisted on being kind to them. In return, they grow up to be a responsible adult. Certainly better off if you had just been kind to them all the time.

Our society says we should accept everyone. What they say is great, but what they mean is not what they're saying. What they're saying is that we should allow anyone and everyone to make whatever mistake they're making for the rest of their life. And we should treat it as good. That is not acceptance. That is hate.

Throw away your so-called "acceptance." Live with integrity. If I am messing up, tell me for my own good! I don't care how I feel about it. Tell me I'm wrong. Tell me to change!

...To change for the better. It's the true kindness. It's the real love.

There was a dream that I dreamed, a dream for true kindness and love.

2 comments:

  1. God doesn't call us to be nice. He calls us to be good.

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