Tuesday, July 03, 2007

it is easy to love

Since the fourth of July is coming up, I was initially gonna post Fredrick Douglas Speech he made on July 4, 1853 in Rochester, New York. However, since I know the folks who have read my blog may have as I have, read it an inordinate amount of times, I decided to write about what I heard in church on Sunday – not that I go all the time but I do listen.

The pastor spoke of two things that stuck out. The first was it is easy to love and the second dealt with passion and commitment. He said it was easy to love and in another voice said but to do so, requires passion. He defined passion as an extreme emotional desire for something. He also said that passion was the trait of being intensely emotional and that such was a good thing. Not purses, shoes, weed, or sports, but factors that tend to the heart. He said without passion, they can never be commitment. For commitment is the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action. It is the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated and an ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle. Without neither, one cannot love anyone or anything.

It made me think. It is easy to love, however, one cannot love just by saying such. One cannot love if they do not have love for them selves or if their heart is divided. For it requires an individual commitment to the object and individual that love is towards. If the heart is divided, especially for people in the commitment of a relationship, the there will never be any love and thus there is no relationship. For with out passion, one cannot love for they cannot miss, or feel or suffer from the lack of, or commit themselves to another person. To say so without action is a farce.

I only went to church because I told my daughter’s grandmother that I would take her sometimes. I’m glad I went and listened to what I practiced in my actions daily and all the time.


CapCity said...

is easy to love the same as easy to be in a relationship? i'm trying to take this one day at a time...

S.K. said...

Great Post

But I'm a sucker for anything that breaks down what love IS. Saying it, living it and believing in it are all very different things.

^^^^^NO to the question above.

Xcentric Pryncess said...

it IS easy to love...love is just hard to find!!

Anonymous said...

yes , it is a sruggle and difficult to find, but if u love some one, really love someone u will fight for it u quit, u likely never really loved them anyway

Mizrepresent said...

it' easy to love...but hard to define...some folks think by just saying those words they have evoked the feeling, passion and committment that goes along with those words...it's so much more than saying "i love you", it's showing "i love you," in actions and deeds.

Anonymous said...

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