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