In The Name Of Love

We become obsessive

We kill each other

We overeat as in “I love cake”

We try to control another

We allow ourselves to be controlled

We say things we don’t mean

We say things that are mean

We make stupid decisions for our lives

We lose our definition

We are too permissive

We are too authoritarian

We become stalkers

We become overbearing

We become insecure

We become insensitive

We take each other for granted

We cease to work on ourselves

We compromise our future

We compromise our morals

We compromise our desires

We compromise our character

We blind ourselves to the truth

We lose touch with reality

We turn our back on our family

We become foolish in our decisions

We become co-dependent

We overlook sin

We sin

We overlook flaws

We overlook problems

We go into debt

We abuse

We get abused

We manipulate wrongly

We are manipulated

In the name of love we commit atrocities on ourselves and others. Yet,

1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Do we know God? Or do we think we know love? They are inseparable. Do we understand what love is and will we adhere to the principles of love as God has directed or will be continue make a mess of our lives in the name of what we think is love?