Photo Credit Matthew R. Brousseau (He probably got it off the internet somewhere.)
I saw this photo and thought it was interesting. One guy stating that he is trying to change the world by fighting for who knows what? People are protesting for better lives, for their world to be changed so that it can be better. But if you really want to change the world, try loving people. I don’t mean the fake sort of love that people do just so they can get some sort of physical or sexual thrill out of it. I mean the real stuff. “What is real love? you may ask.
For the answer to that question let’s turn to 1 Corinthians 13 “The Love Chapter”
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Source www.biblegateway.com Translation NIV
Check out the virtues of real love
Slow to become angry
If the attributes of real love were practiced in the workplace as well as at home then folks would not have to protest…because they would be slow to become angry…In fact they would have no reason to be angry if all their needs are being met as the would be if real love was being practiced the world over.
If you want to change the world, don’t protest, it’s a waste of good energy against folks who may or may not listen anyway.
Love is what will change the world for the better in the long run.