Updated: May 21, 2020
As I look around the world, I see nothing but cold love. Parents harm their children. Children disrespect their parents. Mass shootings. Violence of every kind. Lack of basic compassion for one another. All of these examples are disheartening, to say the least.
God told us in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, "Because lawlessness would abound, the love of many would grow cold." Nothing describes our current situation more than the lawlessness and injustice we see, and thus people's lack of concern and love for others. Many people struggle with great mental health issues as a result of others' cold love. Friends used to listen to show they cared. Now social media takes the place of true companionship. Oh, how times have changed!
Is it hopeless? No. I choose not to believe so.
I believe that by praying for mercy and embracing God's compassion and empathy for others, we can embrace true love.