“What Would Love Do” by Scott Stapp

I have to admit that the events of this past weekend have bothered me more than I wanted to admit.  I can’t stop thinking about how bad things really are in this world.  The madness seems to be everywhere.  The senseless death of so many innocent people just going about their life has made me pause to wonder why.

The why of it all I feel we were never meant to understand.  I know everything happens for a reason, although we might not see that reason for some time.  I am not an overly religious person, but I am a Christian and I know there is an ultimate plan for me and for everyone. Death is out of our control and when our time is up, our time is up.

For that reason, we have to go on living life and not cower to the craziness that is consuming our world.  If we stop living, “they win”.  The only thing that needs to change is that we need to make sure we live our life to the best of our ability.  Showing love and kindness to everyone.  Stop the rudeness!  Say hello when you pass people on the streets! Help someone when they are down.  Whatever it is, show love and respect to everyone.

The people that commit these crimes are missing something in their lives that have caused them to act out in the way they have and maybe a little love/kindness could help. I am not making excuses for their actions, but you have to wonder what were the factors that lead a person to take that next drastic step.

Could a friendly smile from someone or even a simple hello have changed what had happened? Maybe or maybe not, but if enough people do it, than I believe it could make a difference.  I am not talking about terrorist groups.  I am talking about that lone gunman or crazed fan or any individual that wants to cause harm.

There was a song by Scott Stapp on his last solo album, Proof of Life, that talks about the impact of showing love to someone.  I don’t know if this was his true intention of the song, but this is what I took from it. For that reason, I thought I would share this song and hope you pass it along.  A little love being shown to everyone couldn’t hurt.

“What Would Love Do” by Scott Stapp

Go ahead and throw it in my face
Remind me of each of my mistakes
Turn on me tell me I’m wrong that it’s all my fault
I feel I’m losing control
Putting my fists through the wall
This is the place that I break I can’t take anymore
I see the fear in your eyes
I’m frozen standing still in time

What would love do
What would love do
It would look in my face and stop me from hurting you
What would love do
What would love do

I broke down and fell to the floor
Said I can’t do this anymore
I almost lost the one thing I could never lose
I felt completely disarmed
Naked stripped down to the heart
Humble and shaken its time to start healing these wounds
How do I break from this hell
It’s time I start asking myself

What would love do
What would love do
If it were here in this room standing between me and you
What would love do
What would love do
It would look in my face and stop me from hurting you
That’s what love would do

Its time to come out of the dark
And step into the light
When fear tries to tear us apart
And we’re torn between two sides

What would love do
What would love do
It would look in my face and stop me from hurting you
What would love do
What would love do
If it were here in this room standing between me and you
What would love do
What would love do
It would look in my face and stop me from hurting you
That’s what love would do

Maybe I am old and naive in my ideas, but something needs to change!

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