The Human Race is all about Relationships!!! And Relationships…. Oh so complicated they are!!! I think almost all would agree with me to the fact that “Nothing hurts us as much as Relationships that we cherish, do”!!! It leaves some devastated for the rest of their lives!!! From what I have seen so far in my few fleeting years of my life, some of the biggest scars that remain unhealed which lies buried deep inside, are from corners of relationships that they cherish the most!!! Well…. while some manage to put up a fake smile and carry on with the relationships, others cut off the relationships altogether!!! A friend once commented, “Yes, she hurt me, but we are still friends, but our relationship can never be the same again”!!! Coz the hurt was deep…. Quite deep!!!
In every relationship that you and I are in, today, there are two sides to it!!! One, we are the receiving end of the love… and the other is the giving side of love. (And I’m establishing a fact that every relationship, be it personal or formal, has a base emotion of ‘love’. If it is a personal relationship (mum, dad, husband, brothers, sisters, etc), it would be love, compassion, kindness and so on…. If it is an formal/official relationship it would be trust, faith, honesty, etc; which is an offshoot of the core-emotion of love.) While we cannot completely control what we receive, we can make a conscious effort to go above our hurt-emotions and selflessly give away love to the very one that hurt us!!! It is a choice!!! As the old adage goes, “To err is human, to forgive is divine”. That nature pleases the Father!!!
If ‘God is Love’ how can we His offspring, choose to be any lesser? As long as we are alive on this Earth, Hurt and Pain and Scars are inevitable. Jesus was called as a ‘man of sorrows acquainted with suffering’, and that was not ‘just’ at the cross!!! Jesus was hurt by even his closest family during His years of ministry, but that didn’t stop Him from loving them!!! He loved them…. even to the Cross!!! And by His grace, so can we!!! I truly believe that we the younger generation, ought to show the world what ‘Love and Respect’ truly is!!! Leave the petty things behind!!! Arise and Shine, O’ youth, for the Glory of the Holy One, for you are called for purposes much higher than your mind can conceive!!!
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1
Pic below: Jaden with his cousin Aiden!!! No matter how much they hurt each other…. they still innocently love the other!!!! The biggies have a lot to learn from these little ones…. 🙂
Blessed month of September to my readers!!! 🙂