Love: Is it a 4 letter word or is it all we need?
Mr. John Lennon, the most famous Beatle once said all you need is LOVE. I always wonder if it can be that simple. Do we just need love? I wonder what Mr. Lennon would say today. I would guess his song would remain the same, all you need is Love.
Mr. James Hetfield of Metallica fame once described LOVE as a four letter word. In the song “The Day That Never Comes” he says that this love is not all you need, in fact it is not something never to be spoken. Love is a word never used in this prison.
If you are wondering who has the better description of love, read to the end and I will give my opinion.
So often, we love what we are familiar with. We love our family even when we don’t like them. We love our country, we love money, pizza, football, God or whatever else. Do we really understand love, I think not. We talk about love on a daily basis, but are we willing to practice it?
Without getting preachy, I would like to challenge all of us to practice love. Do not seek love for yourself, but give it to someone who can’t return than love. Give it to someone who can’t pay you back. I really believe that if we all do this, I know the world will be a better place.
I know it sounds sappy and many of you might think I have fallen off my rocker. But I really believe that if we are going to get this world back in the right direction, it starts with you and me. We need to influence our small part of the world in a positive direction. It starts and ends with love. Love your neighbor as yourself. Seek an opportunity to give that love to someone who is different from you. Black/White, Democrat/Republican, Baptist/Catholic, Jew/Muslim it shouldn’t matter. Love crosses all boundaries and is spoken by all.
And the answer is: BOTH! Most people would think that John Lennon would have the right answer but if you can watch the Metallica video to the end, you will know how 1.5 million men and women would describe love today. In a country of 300 million or a world of 6.8 Billion people that is not a significant number. But to just one of those 1.5 million people and their families, it is very significant.
See for yourself: The Beatles video is 3:50 and the Metallica video is 8:25 long.
Beatles “All You Need Is Love.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOva-VJXJJQ
Metallica “The Day That Never Comes.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRitfbhITLM
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