Daniel khun, I love you. Paul McCain, I love you. frank Dalton, I love you. Mrs. Jodi meeker archer, I love you too. As a matter of fact class, I love everyone in here. Now some of you might be appalled by me saying this. Many of you may be flattered by it; and a number of you might even wonder. Is this guy crazy? Who does he think he is? How could he have the audacity to tell me he loves me? To you I say this, I’m just a normal guy with a big heart; a guy practicing the correct ideology to remedy this evil world.
And right now, I’m trying to influence you to abide by the same system. A system that is so natural and so pure, but is often revered as a weakness or an enigma that should be avoided at all cost. As a matter of fact, I believe the only parallel to this idea, is one that can only be taught to a person. That parallel, is to hate another human. This philosophy I’m telling you about, is called loving your fellow man. here are many forms love ladies and gentlemen, some people think love is only an act to be made between two individuals in the bedroom; some think love can only be shown by being showered with all types of lavish gifts or taken on trips around the world gallivanting on the beaches of beautiful islands. However, I’m not talking about those types of love people. Webster’s dictionary says that love is having adoration or a very strong liking towards someone or something, now that’s getting a little closer to the type of love I’m referring to class.
Al green said in one of his hit love songs from the early 1970’s that love will make you do wrong love will make you do right make you come home early make you stay out all night, the power of love; this is more like the love I’m talking about. A love that’s so strong, it alone, is what controls your every thought towards a person and has the power to make you do things for good uncharacteristically. The author of the book of Mathew from the King James Version of the Holy Bible told a story of a man from Nazareth named Jesus Christ.
This man loved the world so much that he gave his life to save it along with all the good and evil people living on the planet. Indeed… this is the exact level of love I’m referring to class, however some of you may not believe in Christ, personally I do, but in spite of your religious views, imagine how the world would be if everyone here had the same love for their fellow man as Jesus. Now that I have made these points, at this juncture, I’d like to show you some images of historical events that may have never happened if the acting people had any love for their fellow man.
Slavery may not have happened if the slave owners had any love for their fellow man. I know for a fact the killing of approximately six million Jews would not have happened if Hitler and his Nazi followers had the same love for people as I. If the terrorist that attacked America in 2001 loved man the way Jesus did in the previously mentioned story, I promise those nearly 3000 victim wouldn’t have suffered their demise to a 60 ton aircraft crashing into a building.
Moving closer to my conclusion, you might be sitting in your seat saying to yourselves, no one can love like this guy is talking about, so to you, all I can say is, it’s important to try. For in the words of Mitch album, author of the New York Times bestselling book based on the lessons of life which is entitled (Tuesday With Morrie) in it he says, “the most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in”. In the spirit of this quote, I want to make a quick point about the causes to which we direct our love.
So at this time I’ll tell a short story discussing some of my observations on the direction of our love. One day I was in a local sub shop waiting on my food to be given to me. At that time, I saw two receptacles for donations on the counter. One was for helping the cause to fight stray domesticated animals and it was filled to the max. The other was to provide food and clean water for starving children in third world countries; it had two pennies in it. This sadden me so, I took some money out of my pocket and gave what I could to what I felt was the proper cause.
Now, I am not an animal hater, in fact I love them. But the point I’m making on this matter is that if we have love for objects and animals, let’s have it for our fellow man too. At last I say unto you, my friends, don’t let hate and evil exist. Love strong, love true, like Jesus would; however, if you can’t love like Jesus did, do it as I would, and in case you can’t do it like me; just love your fellow man the best you can. for in the words of Mitch Album once again. love wins, love always wins. Let’s make this statement hold true class.
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