Where is the Love?

Where is the Love?

Society has taught us that we should focus only on ourselves. We have somehow lost the meaning of what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves. To do unto others what we would have them do unto us. All in the name of “national security”, “fear”, and most of all “hate”.

My sister brought up a good point stating that when a tragedy happens, people are no longer taking time to mourn the lives lost. Instead, we immediately start searching for who to blame. We have governments ready to order missile strikes, people afraid of talking to someone who looks different from them, and citizens ready to spew hateful rhetoric on those they feel are responsible.

The political tension is at an all time high. I am not ashamed to say that I blatantly disagree with the measures that are being taken by this country (more specifically, the President) when it comes to letting in refugees. Jesus himself said:

Daily, we come to God asking for help and guidance. What if He turned his head away because we didn’t look a certain way. It’s hard to fathom that this nation has come to the point of “looking out for its best interest” when there are people around us dying from war and famine. With that said, to all the citizens of the Muslim populated countries listed on this “ban”, I am sorry. Please understand that there are still loving humans in this country. And in the world. God has and never will forsake any of you.

This V-Day and moving forward, I’m taking the time to actively be a “loving neighbor”. Whether that’s volunteering for a cause (one organization I’ve been actively looking into is “Lunch on Me” which provides food for the homeless in the Los Angeles area) or extending my hand to help someone. You never know who’s life you may impact with a simple gesture of kindness. I have come across some amazing people who showed love and grace to me when I needed it the most. In all, we need to prove that love still exists. Shot at Urth Caffe in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

All Photography & Edits by Kristen Ashley

10 COMMENTS

  1. Yara Mel | 28th Feb 17

    Lovely words! You have so much good content :)

    http://www.desiringsme.com/

    • infashionitrust | 1st Mar 17

      Thank you girlie!

  2. Racquel Bianca John | 12th Feb 17

    Yes, Yes, and Yes! I totally agree with everything you said here. We forget to take the time to be fully aware of every moment in life, and the people in it. Love is the answer! Great outfit by the way!

    -Racquel
    http://www.Purposely-You.com

    • infashionitrust | 12th Feb 17

      thanks so much for taking the time out to comment Racquel! appreciate the love :)

  3. Demilade Aina | 12th Feb 17

    Your sister is so right Seyi, sad as the thought may be. There is so much hate and tension right now and it’s simply not right. Going to follow in your footsteps and become more of a loving neighbour. You look beautiful as always, love your shoes and your hair xx

    cocobellablog.com

    PS: I’ve responded to your email!

    • infashionitrust | 12th Feb 17

      thanks so much for your comment girlie. Glad that you agree! and I’ll respond to your email soon :)

  4. Nkenge Brown | 9th Feb 17

    First off, this look is absolutely stunning!
    Secondly, this was so beautifully said 👏🏾👏🏾 Love is a very necessary thing we all need in life and what better way to start that trend than with your neighbor? ❤️❤️ Keep being positive girl!

    • infashionitrust | 9th Feb 17

      I appreciate you so much girl. Thank you!! And thank you for taking out the time to comment girlie 😘

  5. Sarah | 9th Feb 17

    Girl totally agree with this!!! 🙌🏼💕 Love is the most powerful thing in the world and we shouldn’t take it for granted ✨ ur post goes hamd in hand with my poem “Where is the love” idk if you’ve read it already but if you haven’t go check it out! 💕😊

    http://www.themaamarixo.com/whereisthelove💔/

    • infashionitrust | 9th Feb 17

      Ahhhhh yes let me check it out now!! ❤

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