Thursday, February 27, 2014

“Imagine a World In Which We Lived Where Everyone Loved Their Neighbour As They Love Themselves.”

This is the essay written by my 6th grade son (with my help of course) that I  said I would post. The topic is a marvelous one that we feel very strongly about and he couldn't wait to share.

"Imagine a world in which we lived where everyone loved their neighbour as they loved themselves."

“I woke up this morning with a bright smile on my face knowing that today was going to be a wonderful day! It makes you very happy to know that I have such loving neighbours. This morning, my next door neighbour gave me a ride to school. I wonder what else the day will bring!"

Wouldn't it be beautiful if everyone loved their neighbour as they loved themselves?
In the Bible, Christ teaches us, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:38) This is the way that God intended for the world to be from the beginning.

"God is love." 1 John 4:8. If we learn to truly love God, then we would truly start to love ourselves; which is the only way we can really love others. Loving ourselves and each other means that we respect and take care of one another, the way that God would like for us to.

Plenty of the problems we face today would not exist if we loved our neighbours as we loved ourselves. We would be almost Christ-like because we would be more honest, humble, thoughtful and kind with each other. Instead of the news being so sad most of the time, we would be excited to watch it to see all of the amazing things happening in our lovely Bahamaland.  Money would not rule the world. Love would rule instead. Even the animals would benefit! People would be more willing not only to give to others in need, outside of their own families, but also willing to teach others what they have learned. People expect for all family to love family but sadly, that is not always the case. If the world all loved their neighbour as they loved themselves, everyone would be like family! Schoolmates would love each other more and there would be no more bullying. People would love each other more and there would be no more hatred and crime. Nations would love each other more and there would be no more war. A perfect world!
God has created the earth perfectly already. If Adam and Eve were not tricked by Satan, the world we live in today would have been perfect too. I am thankful that our God, Jehovah, is a God of love and gave us all a second chance at life on His New Earth. This is why it is so important for us now to learn to love our neighbour as we love ourselves because no man knows the day nor the hour, not even Jesus himself. One day we might all wake up with that same smile on our faces knowing that love is the order of the day!

The End.

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