5 Reasons A Love Protest Is The Answer To All Of Life's Problems

Friday, March 18, 2016

Supposedly, people like lists. So here's a list:

5 reasons a love protest is the answer to all of life's problems.

We obviously want you to love your abortion vulnerable neighbor (whether or not you make the Pledge), but we'll take all the love we can for this broken world, so use this list anywhere you'd like. This list also may not be the answer to all of life's problems, but love is. So we're running with it.

1) Love begets more love:

If you love someone, they internalize that love, and are more likely to show love to someone else because they feel secure in their own worth. People who are secure are kinder and more empathetic to other's suffering.

On both a personal and community level, love causes abundant growth. When we nurture a plant it bears some type of fruit- a flower or a fruit. Plant seeds which will bear good fruit.

2) Love is a respite:

Love requires us to do something. It turns our thoughts away from our own problems, and makes us focus on someone else. We are relieved from the burden of our own problems for a short time when we help someone else.

3) Love inhibits hate:

We can't love someone and hate them at the same time. We may believe we can, but realistically the concepts are mutually exclusive. During a moment of love in action towards a specific person, we lose the ability to hate them. 

4) Love is attractive:

We look good when we are loving people. 

Loving someone is the closest we will get to heaven in this life. There is nothing more important we can do than love someone. Doing important work leaves us fulfilled in a profound way.

Love makes us glow.

5) God tells us to love our neighbors:

We know all things work for the good of those who love the Lord. Who am I to doubt His plan?

It's a short list, and I'm sure someone could come up with a more elegant explanation of why love is the answer to everything.

What could you add to this list? How can love he the ultimate form of protest in an unloving world?

{if you'd like to join me in a love protest, like me on Facebook -- and if you have a great love protest story to tell, message me there so I can share it! My goal is to collate  thousands of stories of love in action }

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