Living / Health - 2 days ago
A life without love is not a story to tell. All humans need to be loved and to love starting from birth and ending in death. We are social beings and normally part of a society. In order for our appetites, passions, and emotions to work optimally, the family is compulsory; the workplace or business is compulsory; the faith community is compulsory; the world is compulsory.
I just heard a commentator on TV say that the strongest man is the one who can control himself, not the man who controls others. In the same vain, one who cannot direct himself well can hardly direct others well.
Appetites, passions, and emotions are safest when love is their end. By love, we are not fixed on sexual gratification. By love, we mean tending towards the good and pleasure of a person, be it self, be it spouse, be it child, be it parent, be it boss, be it subordinate, be it colleague, be it citizen, be it servant, be it master, be it ruler, be it stranger, be it pastor, be it follower, be it rich man, be it poor man, be it the sick, be it the healthy, but most especially love of God, the source of humanity. Appetites, passions, and emotions are best when love is their end.
Many questions are asked about what is wrong and what is right about our appetites, passions, and emotions. Possibly, no a...