I found this tag attached to my Ginger tea bag. I spent a little time and stared at each word:
In the U.S. and all over the rest of the world, countries, states, cities, towns, and communities, all have laws. Laws are what keep our world and society working seamlessly in a crazy, sort of pattern. Laws protect you. Laws make sure there is some consistency and process. Laws have rules that must be followed and adhered to.
But, what if there were no laws? What if there were no rules? How would everything run?
My first thought goes to enforcing the law of speed limits. Just imagine there were no speed limits on a regular road? Some would drive over the speed limit and others below. Would you risk crossing the street where cars don’t have to yield to pedestrians, or even stop at Stop lights? Not me!
What if there weren’t any laws to how your meat and poultry were regulated? Or, even your fruits and vegetables? I’d be very fearful on what I eat, that is for sure.
Well, this one statement of love, got me thinking about the “law of love”.
http://www.Dictionary.com defines Love as:
- A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
- A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
- Sexual passion or desire.
- A person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
- (Used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
- A love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.
- Sexual intercourse; copulation.
Numbers 1, 3, and 4 resonate to me the most. I believe these statements insinuate that love is granted freely, love is bequeathed toward a person/human, love is tender and love is rough.
Laws don’t generally have “feelings” associated with them. Laws are factual in nature and are usually in some kind of systematic order.
Love has no order and no facts. It is given and it is received, love is felt and love is spoken, love is joyful and but it can also be hurtful.
What if we had another law? To love one another regardless of color, creed, or religion, but rather done by an act of civility to flourish our human prosperity? What if, we made… “Love the ultimate law of life?”
How would our world be then?