The Gospel of Love

There is a lot of information written about love. If you type the word “love” into a Google search, 1.4 billion search results appear.

I was reminded of a song when I graduated from high school entitled “What about love?” by the rock band Heart. The song is about a person who has been sending love to another and for some reason it’s not getting through. The person she is sending her love to is climbing the ladder of success and doing big things and she’s reminding him about love.

The chorus says:
What about love?
Don’t you want someone to care about you?
What about love?
Don’t let it slip away.
What about love?
I only want to share it with you.

Love expresses so many things about us – our needs, desires, wants and our vulnerability. This is a universal way that we can give a part of our essence to each other. Love, done the right way, is God’s greatest gift to mankind.

What about love gone wrong?

It’s hard to have a conversation about love and not talk about hate. It’s great and I thank God for free will and giving us a choice. The idea was as we learned better, we would do better.

In one of my favorite Michael Jackson songs he says:
So I’ve learned that love is not possession.
And I’ve learned that love won’t wait.
Now I’ve learned that love needs expression, but I’ve learned too late.

I believe there are people in this world who need an enema in regards to their love. In other words their love is stopped up, trapped inside of them and they don’t know how to get it out.

These hurt people, hurt people.

Because of their hurt, they become damaged goods and they desire that everyone would feel hurt like they do. You may have met some of these people. Some of the best places to find them is at work and at church!

You can tell they are hurt in the things they say, the way they look, how they dress and it’s even reflected in the number of true friends they have. Their love is constipated!

There are three ways to fix constipation:
1. Have someone unpack it for you. In the nursing business this is the quickest way to get it done. And they actually go up there and get it.
2. Use medication. There are some really good products on the market that use all natural ingredients for this.
3. Let it happen naturally. Your system will get so backed up that eventually it’s forced out (drink plenty of water with that one).

Of course, I’m referring to a literal case of bowel obstruction, but for love the answers are on the same line of thinking.

Let’s take the last one first.

Method Number Three has a few drawbacks. For love to eventually build up and flow out will happen in a sea of tears. Unfortunately, by this time, the person who was trying to love you has given up. This third method describes a condition where circumstances have made this person break down to a very lowly state.

Some people never recover from this.

They become depressed and may succeed at suicide. A person in this state needs to feel the love immediately and know that their show of vulnerability is not an embarrassment, but an improvement.

Method Number Two is just good old-fashioned therapy. We all need therapy from time to time – it’s not that we’re crazy. Occasionally, we need to take something that will help get us back on track. Good therapy does just that.

Method Number One has to be performed by someone who has a very close relationship with the person whose love is constipated. This person has to reach in and grab it. That means the constipated person must be confronted in love regarding their attitude, behavior or actions. The person who cares enough to confront them must not give up and be willing to fight the good fight of faith and to believe that the relationship can survive. And it can, because love covers a multitude of sins!

This is the “good news” of LOVE.