If you were asked: what is life all about? Would your answer be that life is all about love? Yes, many would agree that life is all about love. What kind of love is life all about?
Would you agree that the first and most important love is the love of God?
Yes, the love of God takes center stage. The Bible says in 1 John 4:8 that “God is love.” We have to learn about this God of love. We have to understand him. We have to follow his ways, the ways of love. If we don’t learn or graspthat God is love then life has no meaning, no purpose, and it is not satisfying.
Next in line comes, love of self.
If we do not love ourselves then it is very hard to love anyone else, either God or our neighbor. If we don’t learn this aspect, then we become abusive, harmful and self-destructive. We abuse ourselves and we abuse others. We harm ourselves and harm others. We destroy ourselves and destroy others.
What happens when we love God and ourselves the proper way?
Many good things happen when we love God
We can build a proper relationship with God that will brighten our lives.
We can love someone of the opposite sex. We can have proper sex relations. We can produce children that will be cared, nurtured, and loved properly.
We can love the planet and all that it has. Animals will be treated right. The earth will be respected and the resources shared. Some think that the planet has limited resources and so we need to grab all we can. On the contrary, when things are used right, the resources are bountiful and will never run out because everything is cyclical and renews itself. Nothing is made to be destroyed. We will never run out of anything.
Yes, life is about love, the right kind of love. The funny thing about love is that the more we give love, the more love we have!