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I Believe In Love

“And I believe in love, But what else can I do, I’m so in love with you”  Carly Simon

We all believe in love or at least the majority of us do. But what exactly is ‘love’? 

Well first off we can safely say that love is a positive or good thing. Some people think love is foolishness, even weakness. Still, I believe that even these naysayers would recognize something wholesome in love. The way that a person cares for another person.

Love is, of course, a very popular topic in literature, music, dance, and art. I could probably have quoted thousands of song lyrics to present here. I only quoted Carly Simon because her music was on when I said to myself, what shall I write about today?

Biblically love gets extremely complicated because the Greek has five words that are translated into the word ‘love’, three of them used in the New Testament and one other that is used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament. There is Eros is sexual or romantic love which does not appear in the New Testament. Philos is brotherly love.  Storge is natural love. And finally Agape is God’s love or the highest form of Love.

My wife used to say that love is an action word. This makes sense as it empowers love. Therefore love in order to exist must be more than a thought. Love must be put into action for love to have any substance, as it is said faith without deeds is dead. Love is something that exhibits itself all of the time.

Of course, a lot of people fail to believe in an all-powerful God of love because of the great amount of evil in the world. But such critics neglect to count their many blessings. There are so many natural things that we take for granted. The shining of the sun, the breathing of air, food, and drink, the power of song, the wonderful delight of friendships and a vast amount of other material things and others. Don’t blame God for the evil in the world He simply permits it to happen, He is not the cause of it.

Let me boldly say that planet Earth is a learning process for the universe. I could quote a host of scriptures to prove this like the devil in the book of Job but I won’t. If you live in this life and you haven’t learned anything then you are a complete fool and idiot. Worse yet people live on planet Earth only to perceive the wrong lessons. That the day belongs to the strong and that power and material possessions should be coveted. Basically, if you embrace Henry Kissinger you are an evil moron and Hell awaits you.

Man was given one job in the Garden of Eden and that was to take care of the garden. He was never given ownership and he was never given dominion over his fellow man. Man has grossly violated the will of God and has embraced the antithesis which is hate. Endless war to subjugate people to steal their resources is the vilest manifestation of hate, it is anti-Christ.

Still, where is God? After all, man is at a point where he could permanently ruin planet Earth. Whether by nuclear weapons or toxic pollution this planet might be counted out for good never to revive. I firmly believe that God will not allow this but will rather act. “Not by power, nor by might but by my Spirit.” That quote of Zechariah is the first scripture in the Bible I put permanently in my memory banks, even before John 3:16.

I also believe that when God acts it will be done in such a fashion that none will be able to deny God’s hand. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that the people will repent. When  Jesus came down to teach mankind about God and love he did miracles that none could deny. But instead of accepting the reality of His the Pharisees worried about keeping their power.

Well, I could speak more but my allotted time and space has evaporated. Carly Simon is on the computer ironically singing “The Spy That Loves Me.” I have to laugh at the inside joke as I am after all the master spy, but shhh keep it silent it’s a secret.

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Love Brings

Red and blue flowers of sound
Me and you hours profound
A kiss so sweet full of bliss
Where Am I tell me what’s this

Here is the future here is the past
No one is first no one is last
Queens and kings everyone sings
These are the things that Love brings

A cool breeze a gentle rain
No anger, gone is the pain
Seeds planted in fertile heart
Sunshine of joy do your part

Here is the future here is the past
No one is first no one is last
Queens and kings everyone sings
These are the things that Love brings

Castles high made of cotton
Hate and evil forgotten
Rainbow bridges to Saturn
Beauty wherever you turn

Here is the future here is the past
No one is first no one is last
Queens and kings everyone sings
These are the things that Love brings

Deep treasures to uncover
Take the hand of your lover
Smiling faces everywhere
Perfection is when we share

Here is the future here is the past
No one is first no one is last
Queens and kings everyone sings
These are the things that Love brings

I Believe In Love

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.


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Kaniecki, J. (2018). I Believe In Love. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/fragments/2018/08/i-believe-in-love/

 

Last updated: 6 Aug 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Aug 2018
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