The Path To True Peace Is Through Real Love and Why

“All those vague theosophical minds for whom the universe is an immense melting-pot are exactly the minds which shrink instinctively from that earthquake saying of our Gospels, which declare that the Son of God came not with peace but with a sundering sword. The saying rings entirely true even considered as what it obviously is; the statement that any man who preaches real love is bound to beget hate. It is as true of democratic fraternity as a divine love; sham love ends in compromise and common philosophy; but real love has always ended in bloodshed. Yet there is another and yet more awful truth behind the obvious meaning of this utterance of our Lord. According to Himself the Son was a sword separating brother and brother that they should for an aeon hate each other. But the Father also was a sword, which in the black beginning separated brother and brother, so that they should love each other at last.” – G.K. Chesterton, The Romance of Orthodoxy 

Real love requires that we learn to love while remaining separate; it cannot exist otherwise. Insincere love always compromises on what should never be compromised upon, conviction, and then every moral foundation begins to crumble into the black and whimsical desires of the family terrorist who delights in perverting love. That only leads to a dark peace bought at the rule of tyranny.  No, real love is exactly as it is defined in 1 Corinthians 13 with a careful observance of this point: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”  As the Son of God who was hailed as the real “Prince of Peace” stated:

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn

“‘a man against his father, 
a daughter against her mother, 
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 
a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.- Matthew 10:33-40
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