Saturday, October 1, 2011

For the Love of...

A father, getting agitated at his toddler yelled, “for the love of.” He stopped and grabbed the kid before he hurt himself and sat him forcefully in the seat next to him. The child began to cry, I am sure confused that he was unable to express his curiosity in the world around him. Now he was confined to a seat at the will of his father.
I was a bit taken to the fact that he never finished his statement. For the love of, what? God, Jesus, Christ? If in fact it was the love of either of these deities, then his actions were clearly not representative of his actions.
“For the love of’ in the fit of anger, or intolerance should make us pause and apply that love to our statements and actions.