Looking at the tragic events that befell Haiti, I saw an outpouring of love and compassion by the people, and nations, of world. For one moment all the barriers came down. Love is the one force that can do that.
I looked up Bible verses that dealt with love of others and found 1 John 4:7-12.
1 John 4:7-12 (New International Version)
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1) Love is not just something God does, it is what he is. Love has existed eternally, and the world was created out of this love.
Our relationships with our fellow man can become mixed and confused. As the Christ Follower learns to use the soul God gave them this confusion will be removed. Strengthen your connection to God, and his guidance will lead you to more fully experiencing love and joy.
By choosing to live by the truth of God you will learn to recognize your fellow man as having the same loving father, and share God’s love with them.
2) I believe the desire to be loved is the most basic of human emotions we feel, perhaps even in the womb.
The only why to experience authentic love is by first being willing to risk giving it. The more we live in the world there will be times when our love is rejected, we will experience pain. It is natural to want to erect barriers to avoid being hurt. However we will never experience love again if we live behind a barrier.
It’s a hard but clear choice. We must remove these barriers if we are to live with love and joy.
Haiti proves the barriers dividing the people of the world can be overcome. Love can overcome anything, if given a chance.