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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Love (04/27/06)

TITLE: Seeking the Kingdom, Seeking Love
By Jorge Ochoa
04/28/06


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There are words in our vocabulary that seem to turn sour when heard by certain ears. Words like God or Christ, or phrases like "Seek the Kingdom of Heaven, and all will be given." and, "The only way to heaven is through Me.". What I have found when talking to people about the Kingdom and Christ, is it makes a lot more sense to the listener when I substitute the word "love" in place of words that mean "love" but spell other things, like God or Christ. My father once asked me if a person has to believe in Jesus for them to get to heaven. I said, "Well, I understand Jesus said the road to heaven goes through Him, but I believe it is the emotion of unconditional love that we must pass through, not the actual physical man of Christ. The same for the Kingdom of Heaven, one does not seek above the clouds, but within ones own heart, where love makes its throne. When this Kingdom of Love is found, all the questions we desperately seek definite answers for will fall into place. Abortion? Homosexuality? Questions like these are pointless to try and answer before we attempt to find a way for all of us to live in Love's house as brothers and sisters. I've had a vision of love housing all of us at once, and all the questions without answers where properly answered without question. Now, before I conclude, lets not overlook those, who's ears turn sour when hearing the word "love". For you out there, who fear the word "love", fear not! Chances are it wasn't Real Love that soured your ears, but a lack of.


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Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/09/06
I like the way you brought the end back together with the beginning and pointed out that the "sour love" wasn't love. Good job.
Phyllis Inniss 05/11/06
I agree with the last reader. The last sentence sums up the problem that many people have with the word 'love'. Good job.