Study of Connection of Love to God, Sacrifice, Interracial, and Nationalism
“Love is not just the love you know”
This study aimed to discover if God, Sacrifice, Interracial, and Nationalism are connected to Love. We learned that love can be defined by God because he sacrificed His only begotten son just to save us. Just like in sacrifice, you cannot call something sacrifice if it was done for your own sake. It must be from your love for another person. In interracial, it works because love exists. Love taught us that there are no boundaries even in culture. Lastly, nationalism shows love because you love your home, the people, and the culture that bonds you together as a nation.
There are many words about love and we use the word in different ways. But what is Love? Where does love comes from? Love is a profound and immense concept. Anyone can interpret it. For us, love is a decision, a decision to love and accept someone, regardless of her shortcomings. It is not just simple emotion; it is also a responsibility to be upheld. Love is one of the happiest and most enjoyable which can be felt by many people. [footnoteRef:1]Everyone at some point of their lives had experienced love, maybe they were loved or have loved. Love seems to be the goal that all of us gives effort just to achieve it. That is the only thing that all of us, have in common. There are many different types of love: family love, friendship love, conceptual love, intimate love, and etc. Many people have a hard time finding words to express this strong feeling because everyone’s experience and meaning of it is different. However, we still manage to search for it, without ever giving up and ignore what will be going to happen. No power is greater than love. [footnoteRef:2]They say most of the people needs to be loved. Love encourages people to do what they do especially to their fellow humans. Love can cause young people to commit mischief or misbehavior. Love gives meaning to people who have no purpose in life. [footnoteRef:3]The best in proving love, is giving our lives to the person we love. To love is the most difficult task in our lives. Without love we cannot learn to appreciate something. Whenever we want to do, let us do it wholeheartedly because of the heart of love. Love is not dictated so if there is love in the human heart, frauds, revenge and envy will be refused. In this paper, we connect different keywords such as God, Sacrifice, Interracial, and Nationalism in the word love. We choose God because we all know that He sacrifices His only begotten son just to save us and He is a living reality who is available to be known and followed through the right pathway that leads to freedom and eternal life. We also choose sacrifice because you cannot call something sacrificed if you just do it to fulfill your own interest. Sacrifice formed because of your love for a person. That’s why sacrifice and love is connected to each other. While, we choose interracial because most of Filipino people now days had a foreigner partner. Interracial work because of love exist. Which love taught us there are no boundaries in their nationalism. And we choose Nationalism because we all know that we love our country and every day is the best time that we can show our love for the country through action or emotion. No matter what political beliefs we have, maybe now is the best time to start focusing on what each of us can do for the country so that we can move forward to achieve progress faster. [1: Farsedakis, Lewis E., 2010, Retrieved from, http://www.omadamo.com/introduction.php] [2: Retrieved from, https://www.megaessays.com/viewpaper/68921.html] [3: Retrieved from, https://www.eharmony.com/what-is-love/ ]
In this day, some of us thinks that God is not real also didn’t know our God or they didn’t know what our purpose of living. Who is God? Is it true that He loved us? These are some question that we want to have an answer. First we must know who is God. God created all things. God created us because we have a purpose. Purpose to follow His will and to know God. He loved us. He gave his only begotten son Jesus Chris to pay for our sins. It says on (John 3:16) in this bible verse, we can say that the love of God is true. He is a living reality who is available to be known and followed along a way that leads to freedom and eternal life. Just trust God with all your heart. God Is Love. God communicates to us not through reason but through faith. Reason is useful for expressing the truth of faith but according to Paul Love is greater than faith and hope. (1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV))[footnoteRef:4]. God love us because He always give us some blessings that we receive every day. If God doesn’t love us, why we are here? Why are you enjoying our life? Because he sacrifices his only begotten son for us. He always forgives us for our sins that’s why God is loved. If you love God you know him but some of us doesn’t know God but He always show and feel to us that we are loved and we are important to Him. The amazing thing about the kind of love that God shows for us is that it is not dependent on anything we did, what we are doing, or we will ever do. He loved us without not knowing one thing about Him. It was enough that God knew about us. (Romans 5:8). [footnoteRef:5]Being loved by God is one of the greatest thing in the world that no one can surpass. He loves us unconditionally. He loves us and He has a plan for us also we have purpose that’s why we are alive and enjoying our lives. God love the world because He gave everything to it. God’s Love is a kind of happy energy. [footnoteRef:6]True happiness is not being in love but in loving. [footnoteRef:7]Loving by someone and as a feeling of importance just like God, we always feel that we are special to him. Pray for your wishes, repent your sins, ask your need and yield His name and love everyone. [4: New King James Version (NKJV) Bible by Thomas Nelson] [5: Approaching God: Between Phenomenology and Theology, By Patrick Masterson] [6: English Standard Version (ESV)] [7: Retrieved from, http://www.philosophylounge.com/emotion-love-essence-god/]
Sacrifice is Love[footnoteRef:8]Sacrificing is one indication of affection to someone else. When you care about somebody, you must prepare yourself to gamble, because it always happened. When you want to receive something, one of you must willing to forfeit. For instance, if settling on a decision between the love of your life and heading off to a basketball match-up, an individual who is genuinely in love, and not simply enamored with ‘being in love’ will forfeit the game just to be with that person. [footnoteRef:9]Sacrifice is an own willingness to give up something for the sake of everyone. Life is brimming with unlimited conceivable outcomes, however if you want to change possibility into reality you should sacrifice to accomplish the one. Because, you will not gain anything without surrendering something. Sacrifice has a definition in goal and dream. In order to pursue these, we should face the hindrances which require us to forfeit physical or emotional comfort in the service of something that matters more. Often, the more prominent the dream or vision, the greater possibilities of sacrifices will require in order to accomplish it. Sacrificing is easy when we remain concentrated on what we are preferring as opposed to what we are surrendering. [footnoteRef:10]According to the article that I have read, love and sacrifice goes together like bird and its wings. Somebody must prepare to make sacrifices for other people. Love isn’t tied in, with satisfying one’s self, it is about what is best for other people ‘loves,’ even if it implies losing something that implies a lot to an individual. The beliefs, sacrifices, and qualities of guardians embedded in their children will help them determine if what kind of person they want when they grow up. According to the article, I had read. Children are like sponge a wipe that retains their parent’s contemplations and perspectives that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Guardians make incredible penances for the consideration of their kids. For a long time, parents protect their children from danger, go to their cries, and console their kids after an awful dream. Parents are willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of their children. Such as parents working as an OFW. We don’t even know what situation they have in other countries, if they eat three meals a day or if they are abuse by their masters. Because of loved they resist loneliness in their families, and they endure it, just to give their families a good life. And always remember the quote of Melissa Dela Cruz that,[footnoteRef:11] “Because love was not the answer to every question. Because real love meant sacrifice. Sometimes love means letting go”. [8: Retrieved from, https://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=75252] [9: Love, Family and Sacrifice Essay, 27 November 2009, Retrieved from, https://www.cram.com/essay/Love-Family-Sacrifice/PK27PM3XJ] [10: Retrieved from, https://www.coolnsmart.com/sacrifice_quotes/?cfilter=images] [11: Dela Cruz, Melissa, Sacrifices Quotes, Retrieved from, https://www.coolnsmart.com/sacrifice_quotes/?cfilter=images]
Why do interracial relationships work?
Here in the Philippines often have interracial relationships. It is popular in the Philippines that kind of love. one of the reasons that is so many of Filipino have an interracial relationship because of working overseas. Tackling interracial relationships, first we need to answer the following question. What is interracial? What is the key to work the interracial relationship? How they get stronger? How do interracial relationships exist? [footnoteRef:12] Interracial marriage mean is a union or like between two people from different racial backgrounds. Over the past years or decades, interracial marriage has been on the top and has predominantly become popular among recent generations. Interracial marriages, despites the challenges it faced in the early centuries due to slavery and racial segregation is now common across many cultures. Since the revoke of laws banning interracial marriages in the late 1960’s, society has embraced interracial marriage disregarding racial and cultural differences in the process. Many of us believed that the basic key to work the relationship of a lover are compatibility and skillful of communication. However, some research findings don’t believe to this intuition. Lot of marriages fail because of high compatibility and skillful to communication. While Plenty of couples thrive regardless of their personal differences and lack of social skills. The most important in relationship is the amount of how long term of experiences and how they would find way to overcome the stress problem. Never thought of giving up in any circumstances. Mostly in the relationship do not work because of problems outside of the marriage like financial or work-related issues. Lack of support to each other can lead to dysfunction of divorce. Relationships get stronger if you trusted and forgive each other. the truly key in a relationship are those what I mention earlier (trust and forgive). If you know the you can survive in a relationship no matter what are the races of both of you. It is existing because there is love. In general, interracial work because of love exist. Which love taught us there are no boundaries in their nationalism. Love is no connection in races. Love can be strong because of trusting and forgiving of both part. Relationship are truly if there are love present in the air and do not matter in races. [12: Retrieved from, https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201707/fact-and-fiction-in-mixed-race-marriages?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psychologytoday.com%2Fus%2Fblog%2Ftalking-apes%2F201707%2Ffact-and-fiction-in-mixed-race-marriages]
Showing Love for the Nation[footnoteRef:13]We all know that we love our country and every day is the best time that we can show our love for the country through action or emotion. No matter what political beliefs we have, maybe now is the best time to start focusing on what each of us can do for the country so that we can move forward to achieve progress faster. [footnoteRef:14]Nationalism is a characteristic which a person should possess. It refers to love and pride in your own country or patriotism. It is an idea, an idea-force which fills human’s brain and heart with new thoughts and emotion and allow him to translate his consciousness into deeds of organized action. Being Nationalism is a devotion of showing that you love your country. It is fundamental aspect of a person’s identity. [footnoteRef:15]The identity of a nation is seen through its culture, tradition, religion, belief, and even the unity of the people in it. Some people can act in a way that seems patriotic or it seems loving the country, but is not. Sometimes people reduce love to exchange or interact between other people. Some people don’t even care enough because of the issues that they handle through their lives. People that doing nothing and rely on other people making themselves useless and they’ll going to complain a problem to the government and rally around outside in front of many innocent people. They don’t have what they called “cooperation”. Cooperation is important especially to those other people that have a strong bond and showing their love to the country. Love is a complex set of emotions, and showing love to our own country or being patriotic is a big respect because it is the value that we need to show to influence other people. How can we revive the spirit of nationalism in everyday life? How do you love your country? There are many ways to show our love in our country. History is important and every flag is connected to the freedom they have today. Encourage every people in your country to participate and respect the flag as well as the various symbols of the nation. It gives the identity of the nation. Become a productive citizen. Be industrious and productive, not just for ourselves but for our country. In these simple acts we can show our love, respect and support to our country. Let us serve the people, and our nation. Love your family, neighbors, and the people. Loving and mutual cooperation, that way, you show that you are proud to your own nation. Let us stand in unison! Let’s do something good to help each other. Love for all and love for our country and for others is our love for ourselves. Therefore, let us know and introduce the essence of our nationalism in every aspect of our lives. Be aware of your surroundings and ready to help lift everyone around you up when you can. Love your home, love your people, and support the culture that joined together as a nation. The effort of people that show their support and love of the country, focused on a national vision for the greater good and not individual but as a whole group, will certainly yield a far brighter future for the nation. Unity in a country, coming together as one. [13: Abrea, Jean, Ang Diwa Ng Nasyonalismo Sa Araw-araw Na Pamumuhay, 05 March 2016, Retrieved from, http://apnasyonalismo.blogspot.com/ ] [14: Romulo, Mons, Words Worth, 19 August 2017, Retrieved from, https://www.philstar.com/lifestyle/sunday-life/2017/08/19/1730765/how-can-one-show-love-country ] [15: Pooja, Essay on Nationalism: Meaning, Merits and Demerits of Nationalism, 2017, http://www.politicalsciencenotes.com/essay/essay-on-nationalism-meaning-merits-and-demerits-of-nationalism/372]
In general, Love is not all about yourself, family, friends, and lovers. Every person had different perspective of love. Love can be built through God, Sacrifice, Interracial, and Nationalism. Love can define by God’s love owing to the fact that he sacrifices His only begotten son. He is a living reality who is available to be known and followed along a pathway that leads to freedom and eternal life, and we can say that God is Love and just trust God with all your heart. While, you cannot call something sacrificed if you do it for your own sake. Sacrifice formed because of your love for a person. You are ready to gamble for him even it is risky. And you don’t want him to disappear, because he/she is important to you. Even though there are cases where people are sacrificing for a person they don’t know. But it rarely works. A person often sacrifices for his love. Therefore, I can say that love is a part of sacrifice and always remember that, “The best sacrifice is the point at which you give up your very own bliss for another person”. Interracial is also a part of love because it won’t work without love. Love taught us that there are no boundaries even in culture. Love can be strong because of trusting and forgiving of both part. Relationship are truly if there are love present in each other and races doesn’t matter as long as you love each other. Love introduce the essence of our nationalism in every aspect of our lives. Being conscious of your environment can help lift everyone around you up when you can. Nationalism shows how much you love your own country, people on it, and celebrating the culture that bonds you together as one nation. The collective effort of people performing their duties as committed citizens, will certainly yield a far brighter future for the nation. Unity in a country showing love and support, the people of a country coming together as one.
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- New King James Version (NKJV) Bible by Thomas Nelson
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- Pooja, Essay on Nationalism: Meaning, Merits and Demerits of Nationalism, 2017, http://www.politicalsciencenotes.com/essay/essay-on-nationalism-meaning-merits-and-demerits-of-nationalism/372