Where is the Love?

If you want a good tune and beat, listen to “Where is the Love?” by the Black Eyed Peas. I’m not on the hunt to find songs about aging. Beliiieeeve me.=) I’m not that crazy, nor do I think that’s worth my time.  I was just listening to their song when I realized that even Black Eyed Peas grasp the challenges of aging. It’s later in the song but you’ll hear it:

As I’m gettin older, y’all people get colder.  

There are so many horrible things happening in this world (hurt, sadness, anger, pain, etc) and this song resonates with me because I too sometimes wonder, where is the love? Really. Where is it?  
As a Christian, I believe that I am supposed to be the answer to that question.  And I’m supposed to love with Christ love, which is powerful.  Romans 12, verses 9-21, is titled Love in Action.  If you’ve never read this passage, check it out below. I’m definitely a fan and follower.  

Love in Action

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c]

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


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