Where Love Is

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a fatted calf with hatred. (Proverbs 15:17 NKJV)

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Sometimes, a phrase will pop into my head, like the question: Where is the love? I don’t really know where this question came from. And I certainly did not know where my musings would lead me. Last night, I put the question in my search engine on the Internet. The first hit was the Black-Eyed Peas song, titled: Where is the Love?

I wasn’t very familiar with their music, but I appreciate this song, and how the lyrics pose a question regarding many of the tragedies, which our world faces day in and day out. While I was listening to the Black-Eyed Peas, my husband suggested that there was another song that my audience might appreciate, as well, by the same title, sung by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. (Where is the Love?) More of a love lament between two people. I was struck by how both songs embody the same question, while one is a communal cry for love; the other is a cry for exclusive love between a couple.

Where is the love?

I challenge  you to listen to the songs, and then respond with a 5 minute quick write to answer the question: Where is the love?

Another journal prompt, if you dare! Finish this statement: Where love is . . .

I would love to hear where this question leads you!

2 thoughts on “Where Love Is

  1. Like you,I hadn’t heard of the Black-eyed Peas. I got a lot out of the words. I remember hearing Roberta Flack’s music from my teen years. I will be journaling on this topic. I wonder; where is the love when a child feels he or she has to walk away from a relationship with his or her parents. Even after that child walks away; for his or her safety and sanity, that child may have difficult times because of that decision. But God treats that child with love and tenderness.

    1. PS. I love your picture of the Dogwood blossom. My Mother’s Day present this year is a Dogwood tree. The nursery delivered it yesterday afternoon.

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