Sunday, May 24, 2009 By: JMimie


It's SAM's ANTI-ABUSE MONTH. It's a call to put a full stop to any form of abuse. In a more positive way of speaking, it's a call to improve the quality of our love to one another.

Why do people abuse?

My final conclusion is because many people today choose to cultivate selfish love instead of real love in their hearts. If that is the case, then what is real love and how to cultivate real love?

According to my belief, real love means:

i) never tired of waiting, which basically means has long patience and is kind
ii) has no high opinion of itself, or in other words not arrogant and prideful
iii) not quickly made angry
iv) takes no account of evil
v) takes no pleasure in wrongdoing but has joy in what is true
vi) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
vii) has no end and no limit

If we really apply these definitions of love in our every day lives, no matter how busy and stressful parents may be, they will never abuse their child . No matter how provocative and alluring the situation tempts a parent, a husband, a wife, a boy/girlfriend, a relative, a leader, etc, to act abusively, real love stops him/her from doing it.

All in all, Anti-abuse campaign is more than merely getting people attention to stop abusing, rather it's a call to love one another in a better and ever-improving way.

P/S: Love one another even if that another is our enemy.

Happy Weekend everyone.


ison said...

This Love is what the world need. Love one another, for love is from God.

JMimie said...

Yup Ison...there's beauty all around when there's real love..