It's a selfie. I admit it. Now, it's my facebook profile picture. As part of humanity, I am in mourning. Not just for Paris. For Syria. For Beirut. For Charleston. For all of us who are breathing, living. It's hard to wrap my head around the hatred that must fill a human being to randomly take the life of another. To stop others from breathing, fulfilling their life's purpose. Hate.
We were just in Paris a few short weeks ago. It could have been us sitting at a cafe sharing a bottle of wine or walking down the streets. Just more proof that we never know when our time will arrive. The world has become a scary place. That does not mean we stop living. Nor does it mean we stay home or stop experiencing life.
I believe that this is a call to action. Another one. We must begin teaching love in a louder voice. We create environments where our children see love, feel love, experience love. We steer clear of those who are teaching hate. Teaching violence. Again, our future depends upon our children. Love. Is. The. Answer.
I believe the answer goes WAY beyond religion. It goes straight to the source. Beyond religion to God himself. God is love. He is not violence or anger or hatred but love. Love is what Jesus taught as the answer to all problems. Love. Not religion just love. Not terrorists using religion to explain hate. Love.
I watch my three sons and see so much love. Love is what I wish for them above all else. Love of their significant others, their pets, their future children, their careers, their faith. I see them creating their futures based upon what they love and who and how they love. In my book, there are only two true emotions. Love and hate. If it isn't one, it is the other. Down deep on the nitty-gritty level at the true base of our emotions, it is love or hate. That's it. So to get rid of hate, we must love in abundance. Teach it. Live it. Feel it. Share it.
No one can do this alone. It will take all of humanity to see that humanity is love, should be love...
Lisa Renée xo