Truth & Love

Two things that are as rare as diamond in this world. Sometimes, you wonder where does one begin and the other ends. Truth and love are like siamese twins; like two paints that a painter mixes in order to create a beautiful painting; each one disappears into the other. Truth cannot exist apart from love and neither can love exists apart from truth. You cannot take hold of one and not grab the other. They work in concert with one another.

If you care deeply about someone, in other words, you love that person; then you have an obligation to be truthful to that person because that is how love operates. Yet, we’ve been told over and over that the truth hurts; does it really? Jesus says, “And you will shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32 KJV). Is there pain in freedom? Yes. History taught us that. All the revolutions and wars that were ever fought in the name of freedom came with a huge price tag. These brave souls give their all for freedom, for truth. They wanted to be set free because they have found the truth. Truth is like a sneeze, no matter how hard you try to suppress it, it will come out. Once you know the truth, you cannot help but to pry the chains of lies and deception and oppression free/loose.

The truth hurts at first, but then it will always perform the necessary healing that the soul needs. My dear readers, be truthful in love, be loving in the truth so that you can be free, so that you can set someone else free.

 

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Giving Love a Chance

You are being too hard on yourself, you are being too hard on love. Will you give love a chance? Sometimes, we are quick to say, “I am done with love; love has hurt me, love has deceived me, love has failed me…”

But that is NOT so. Love has never hurt anyone; people hurt people, but not so with love. Don’t give up on love because of the hardness of people’s hearts; don’t blame love for people’s callousness.

At the end of it all, you have to WANT what you NEED; and love is what you need, what we all need.

The late doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. said it perfectly, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

The good news is when you have love, it is not yours alone; but hatred is heavy and it’s rarely shared…

So, go ahead and forgive yourself if you have given up on love. Love has always been there, all along, all for you. You just have to be opened for love, be opened to love.