LSOF: The Language of Love

We speak out on unfairness, We speak out on cruelty, We speak out on “freedom of speech” breached, We speak out on our beliefs, morals, values…We speak out against what we don’t agree with…

How often to do we speak of fairness, How often to we speak of kindess, How often do we remember that we are still standing on free soil, How often do we just share our beliefs, morals and values with respect to the stranger standing next to us…How often do we just let the silence speak louder than the noise around us?

We know what we should say, but how often do we? How often do we speak in the same language as the grace that redeemed us?

I know I’ve been guilty of this just as we all have.

My church statement this year is, “ Real love revolution,” — I think its time to look at what that means to my own heart, what it means to all of us.

Real love to me is about knowing where a person came from, but not seeing them like they still live there…

Real love to me is recognizing the heart of the person in front of you, and not their appearance…

Real love to me is having a conversation with someone who completely disagrees with everything you believe in, but still trying out a flavor of Starbucks they recommend, or a movie they told you they liked.

Speaking the language of love sometimes does not take as much as we claim it does….So what stops us?

I think what happens is that we get wrapped up in structuring our day from beginning to end that we forget there are other people. We forget everyone comes with a different culture and background.

When a widow only has two pennies, you can’t exactly expect her to have three…right?

I remember when I was in elementary school and I thought all families were Catholic, because I was never told otherwise.

Love is not blind, y’all…it goes beyond labels, it goes beyond new stories, it goes beyond song lyrics, television shows, and even what we think we know…Love is still love, even when we forget it exists .

You can’t force fairness, you can’t force kindness, You can’t force beliefs, morals or values to someone who doesn’t have the same, You can’t force someone to agree with you when you don’t agree with them…

And if we could do that…we would be communist socialists.

We forget that one day we might not be allowed to share religion at all, We forget that there are bigger evils that exist in the world then what we place value as important, we forget that this life we live now is a privilege given by God himself, and He can take it all away in an instant.

I think its time that we change the language of love we’ve known to be side by side by the One that created it in the first place.

Put the stone down, and write on it on how Jesus showed how much He loved you.

LSOF: What Moves me: Carrie Prejean’s Crown

I have a new category I am starting on the blog called, “ What moves me”, its about the things in this life I can’t help but “ speak” about. You may or may not agree with my beliefs , but they are my views.
With that said, as if the topic hasn’t been beaten hard enough into the sidewalk.

“ Miss USA Pageant.”

Before I even begin, I want to ask if anyone remembers that Carrie didn’t ultimately win the “big” crown.
It was Miss North Carolina.

Carrie worked her entire life to prepare for this pagent, and did anyone realize how she might feel knowing she got just, “ 2nd” place?

With the media and everything going on and on about her “ beliefs”, plain and simple; it wasn’t a question in my opinion that had real tacked. Perhaps, they could have asked something of the average questions:
“ What are some of your ideas on helping to cure world hunger?”
“ If you could be anyone living or dead who would it be?”
“ What would you do if you had a million dollars?”
“ What would you do if you only had a last few hours on earth?”

Giving her such a tough question like “ What is her stance on gay marriage?”, regardless of her beliefs, they should not have had to play out in the pagent.

“She said what 70% of Americans believe
She said what Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton have said…” -CNN Lou Dobbs

So why was she punished for it?

So I am just going to end this here saying, let the girl be, she shouldn’t be punished for speaking about what she believed, when she had no choice…
Always be true to what you stand for, regardless if the majority is with you.
Its not about them.
Kudos to you Carrie.