bomb of love, heart-shaped apple

Bomb of Love

Blame it on what you’ve been through
Blame it on what you’re into
Blame it on your religions
Blame it on politicians

We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
It’s our condition

We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
Our detonation

We’ve been blowing up
We’re the issue
We’re ammunition
We’re ammunition
We’re ammunition
We are the fuse and ammunition

I have no generation
Show me my motivation
One world one desperation
One hope and one salvation

Look what a mess we’ve made of love
Look what a mess we’ve made
We’ve got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we made of love

Bomb of Love

These are the lyrics to Switchfoot’s song, “Ammunition”. This is one of my favorite songs, because it is so true. We fight over religion, we fight over politics. We blow up at our family, our friends, our neighbors, strangers on the street. Countries constantly go to war with other countries. Me make a bomb of love.

And all for what? We are a greedy, selfish people, and we do not love. Jesus said that the greatest two commandments were to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself.

We do not follow this. We would rather throw a cuss word or a bomb at somebody to prove that our version of God is better than theirs. We hate those God has fashioned as His children in love. Just like the Pharisees, we only love those who love us back. Sometimes we fail even doing that.

Pray and Meditate for Love

Jesus said to love those who hate you and pray for those who persecute you. We forget this in our busy, selfish lives today. Or we make excuses by saying, “I don’t want to enable that person,” or, “that person needs to help themselves and fix their problems before I can love them.”

As we approach Christmas, let us lay down all our shopping lists, our parties, our mindless materialism and peacock posturing, and let us meditate on love. Meditate on the One who gave everything for us. Meditate on Jesus and his love for his followers.

This Christmas, repent of your sins, turn to God, and learn to love your neighbor.

Lay down your riches and love the poor.

Lay down your pride and love the sinner.

Lay down your arrogance and love someone from a different culture than yours, a different belief system from yours.

Bombs and hatred are the way of evil. Repentance and love are the way of holy justice.

This Christmas season, let’s all learn to stop making a bomb of love.

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