WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE - DAVID CAPE
It was a cold chilly February morning in Washington DC. As we all gathered expectantly, our host uttered these words “ This is my brother Louie, whom I love. I may not always agree with him but he is my brother in Christ and I love him. I know his wife by name, also his children and we pray for each others family’s each week.”
Our host was Californian congresswoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat and Louie, who she had been introducing was Louie Gohmert, a Republican member of the US congress, from Texas. The event was the National Presidential Prayer Breakfast, which my wife Carol and I were privileged to attend.
The thing that struck Carol and I as we listened was the genuine honesty and sincere tone and respect these two had for one another. They went on to explain how they had learnt to ‘disagree without being disagreeable’. How refreshing it was to hear this kind of interaction.
This, in sharp contrast to where the world finds itself at this point in time. As I reflected I couldn’t help but recall the words penned by Burt Bacharach and his friend Hal David all those years ago, and how prophetic those words would be for this hour….”WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, IS LOVE SWEET LOVE ….it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” Those words struck a chord, and history shows that over time the song has been recorded by over 100 of the top artists in the world.
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