Our world these days is filled with problems: crime, murder, hate, envy, jealousy, and many more. Many of those problems would not exist if we were to start trying to love one another.
If we looked at each other through eyes of love instead of eyes of all of those bad things, we would see each other differently, and we would then treat each other differently. You don’t do evil things towards those that you love, because that is just the opposite of the definition of love.
Love takes action. It is not just a feeling that you feel. You may think that you love someone, but it is not really love unless you take actions to show that love.
Throughout 2024, the theme of the Burnsland website is Love One Another. Most of the posts for the year have something around that central theme, such as thoughts about what it means to love one another or ways to show love to each other.
You may not be able to change the whole world, but you can change the world around you if you try. And the more of us that try, the better the results will be.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. - John 15:12
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7