What could this phrase possibly mean? This is a thought I had maybe around, two years ago. Looking back, I feel like I was probably spiritually sharper. I would be disappointed in how unable to evangelize or come up with profound thoughts on life.
Well. It could mean several things…
-Love(n.) turning to hate(n.), hate turning to love.
-To love (v.) hate (n.), to hate (v.) love (n.)
-Love (v.) in order to hate (v), hate in order to love.
But then again, what is love? What is hate? The Bible tells us what love is. Love is God, and the meaning in everything we do. But to hate evil, can be one way we express our love to God. But true “love” according to the Word, cannot be evil. The world defines it something else, enjoyment, attraction, beauty. This only adds more ambiguity to this phrase I made up. Sometimes, I feel addicted to the feelings of anger and hatred that burn within me. Most of the time, it helps me focus on the things that really matter, like God, my family, and my duty as a Christian. There are some other times when I’m just so corrupted that I want to reject all good things around me, and deem everything in the world as fallen. Sometimes I just really hate how people show such “love” to worldly things.
But overall, I think hate can be just as strong as love. The two can coincide at the same time, just as God hates evil yet loves us. But as humans, our hate can lead us on the wrong path, one of pride and wrath, like it has done with me on several occasions. Yet, I believe it’s one of the most motivational feelings humans can find within themselves, that spur them on to do something about a situation. While love is much more pure, and God-centered, it’s difficult to develop in this world that thinks it has love, but doesn’t. Then there’s suffering. A whole different story.