Monday, February 25, 2013
THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
What makes us human is our capacity to love. Love is that quality that erases prejudice and moves us to forgive, gives us peace of mind in a turbulent world, and keeps us sane.
Love sees broken souls and heals them. Love hears plaintive cries and answers. Love discerns a need and fulfills it. Love does not see color, race or features; love sees people.
Yes, we are imperfect. Our love is imperfect but the power of love overshadows its imperfections. The power of love knows no boundaries, no walls. It holds no record of misgivings but believes in second chances.
Love does not ask for anything in return. It is at times a self-sacrificing gift but it is given freely. For when we give love and see the difference that one act of love can make, the feeling is priceless, indescribable.
And in that one moment, we get a glimpse of the power contained in each of us, the power, not to change the world, but to change a part of the world. And then we see the power of our love working in unison, the power to change the world.
Copyright © 2007 Julie Le Gendre
I recently wrote this when I was reflecting on what we can accomplish if everyone loved unselfishly. Sometimes, because of our experiences in life, we forget how to love but we should always remember that without love we lose the most important part of us. Without each person's love, the world is poorer and our hearts become, to sample Omarion's song, 'an ice box'.