About Love: Showing Love to Strangers
Its not easy showing love to strangers. In fact, it's out right have at times. That's one thing about love that is mighty strange, although we have it in our hearts to show love to others, especially those in need, we choke and freeze up. How often have you pulled up to a stop light and not shown love to the beggar in the center divide by just giving him/her a few coins. Something about love tells us we should, but because we don't know the person, it is so hard to open up and connect with that person. Often, psychologically, I believe that we think they are contagious and whatever landed them in the situation that they are in will happen to us. We are embarrassed at time even associating with strangers that look different than us.
However, it's foolish. It's not how to show love. Instead, showing love may only take 3 seconds and not cost more than a quarter. The same quarter that buys the sandwich that saves the life. What is love all about? It's about sometimes doing, when you are uncomfortable doing. It's about giving, even when you don't have the time to give. Love is about being able to show love to strangers despite what others might think. And when we are able to show love to strangers, we have begun to learn how to love unconditionally, making us the most powerful weapon on the face of the planet.