What is hell?
Dostoyevsky wrote that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
We see today, societies trying to prevail in the meaning of love.
We show it through wars trying to protect those who have no protection against evil.
We try through sending various missions to aid those who are hungry and sick.
We try through showing patience to those with who we do not agree, giving them time to earn our trust.
Many believe in a good society where people can live in peace while keeping their views, ideas and individuality.
They play with words like freedom saying people are free to do what they want as long as they don't hurt anyone.
Trouble is we can't do much without hurting or offending another and another is offended easier and easier these days as opposed to before when people would shrug and go about their business.
And yet between them lie those who work against love.
They know love to be financial gain to obtain power over everything and every one.
To be able to fell one person after another brings these people personal joy.
They say it is nothing personal. It is just business.
They have more than enough to feed their families and give them a good life many times over but this is not enough.They want more and more and more.
The poor have issues of survival and this in itself brings them to do unlawful and un brotherly acts of behavior.
Bob Dylan explained, you can't be wise and in love at the same time.
John Dryden explained love as
Which kindles honor into noble acts.
A purple robe he wore, o'erwrought with gold
With the device of a great snake, whose breath
- Was a fiery flame: which when I did behold
I fell a-weeping and I cried, "Sweet youth,
Tell me why, sad and sighing, thou dost rove
These pleasant realms? I pray thee speak me sooth
What is thy name?" He said, "My name is Love."
Then straight the first did turn himself to me
And cried, "He lieth, for his name is Shame,
But I am Love, and I was wont to be
Alone in this fair garden, till he came
Unasked by night; I am true Love, I fill
The hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame."
Then sighing said the other, "Have thy will,
"I am the Love that dare not speak its name."
I watched a documentary on Syria the other day.
President Bashar took over after his Father and brother died. He is a doctor and tried to open up the country but the Baath Party objected and clamped down.From what I understand,
they killed and tortured children and then told people to make more to replace them with or give them their wives and they will make them for them. So the people took to the streets to protest.
Dictators ruling these countries, like Saddam Hussein, call their people animals and use religion to keep them where animals belong.
They tell the free countries, you do not know what you have unleashed.
In the Soviet Union, men put down their arms, when Mothers came to the soldiers and told them to reflect on what they were doing. They were killing their own people, Mothers, Fathers, brothers and sisters.
This in itself is a sin. Killing and torturing children is a major unforgivable sin.
To do this in the name of peace and love and to say you put God first, is unforgivable.We are all brothers and sisters because we all come from the same one mother.
God would never ask or demand man do this to his own people for any reason because of this. Eve was allowed to live as was Adam and they both were thrown out of paradise putting them both on the same footing.
For years we watch as country after country suffers, continuing to fight for something we are born with.........freedom.
No man has a right, to do unto another, the atrocities committed every day, to deny the right to think, to learn, to progress and to enjoy the gift of life given to him by God.
Only God has the right to take back life when the time is right and he asks no mans' help for this. He has his own army of Angels to do this job .
God is LOVE and man.....
well judging by how we live by fear, hunger for power, guns and war............is not.
We ask our Canadian people, if God should be kept in our National Anthem and people still believe we should. Therein lies the HOPE that as we come closer to God, we will come closer to knowing what LOVE exactly is and means.
Have a beautiful day.