Before my husband and I got married, we had a very long conversation about love. He asked me, “What is love to you?”
Being the typical woman, I became dreamy eyed, and began to describe that fluttering feeling in my heart. Before I could go any further, my extremely sarcastic, yet matter-of-fact husband-to-be interjected, “No, that’s heartburn. What is your definition of love?” I became a little bit frustrated, telling him he had interrupted my explanation.
With the patience of Job, this man that would soonbecome my husband explained to me that I had fallen into the trap that the entire world has fallen into. Love is not a feeling. Love is a verb- it is action!
The true definition of love is:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Just as with love, the world’s definition of life has become subjective, and is now relegated down to a feeling! It doesn’t matter what truth says. All that matters are feelings! Sadly, and ironically, feelings are fleeting. How many people who profess their undying love to each other, forever, end up divorcing, often the circumstances are very nasty, deceitful, selfish and vile- the exact opposite of love.
So never-mind that the very same ones who become so excited when a micro-organism is discovered in outer space is “life”, yet a baby, which can be seen with modern medical technology at a very early age, is not life unless the “parent” who this child is living inside of, “feels” like it is life.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20
Here’s another with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry at her…. well, as her usual!