Is there Love at First sight Final.

Indeed, love takes time to cultivate, and in love at first accquaintance there is simply not enough time for any of the activities of loving to be brought to fruition.  But let’s not be so fast to dismiss the idea; for there still appears to be room for a precursor to full-blown love.  This is not uncommonly referred to as falling in love. So is there such a thing as falling in love at first acquaintance?
Here, the metaphor of “falling” is quite helpful. In the act of falling, one is still in the process. It is not a fait accompli. The process of falling in love has begun and in time it can be “fully” actualized to the extent that anything in this imperfect world is ever completely actualized. In cases of love at first acquaintance, there appears to be an earnest desire to be loyal, consistent, candid, trustworthy, considerate, empathetic, tolerant, beneficent, and to be there for the other. There may also be a disposition or tendencies in this direction, which can come to fruition as the relationship matures.
Accordingly, there is clear meaning to the idea of falling in love at first acquaintance . This is where, after a first meeting, you passionate and exuberantly say to yourself, “This is the one with whom I want to spend the rest of my life; this is the one whom I will always cherish, and look out for; the one with whom I will share my deepest secrets and whose deepest secrets are, in my hands, safe and secure.” To the extent that this is not pretense and is genuine, not merely sexual attraction or infatuation, it can be the beginning of a life-long commitment.
Of course, things may change. After all, people do fall in and out of love; and obviously some people confuse mere sexual attraction with love and never really fall in love. But loving, as an intimate human activity of deep caring does have a beginning, and it can begin at first acquaintance as well as on the second or the third, and even several years down the road.
Inasmuch as this is what is really meant by the idea of “love at first sight,” it surely does exist, and there is no reason to suppose otherwise. Of course, those who have had the experience of falling in love at first acquaintance know well what it means.  I can speak from my own experience.  What do you think?

Gabriel D Odonkor

Is there Love at First Sight pt 3

So love at first sight may turn out to be more, much more, than what at first meets the eye! Thus, we also invariably rate the elements of our acquaintance with the potential beloved. Does he have a good sense of humor (according to you)? Is he articulate? Does the tone of his voice resonate well with you? Are her morals, as expressed, consistent with your own (for example, she says she’s against factory farming and so are you)? What messages is she conveying to you through her body and are you comfortable with them? What is she saying to you with her eyes? Here, the evaluation of such acquaintance appears to take place largely at a visceral or “gut” level.  One does not carefully analyze and construct rational arguments to defend one’s ratings. One at first reacts. Such is what gives legs to the metaphor of “love is blind.”
Of course, sexual attraction for the other is part of “the chemistry” and adds its flavor to the overall gestalt, but it is not the only ingredient in love at first sight. This love potion appears to be quite complex, a concoction of acquaintances of sundry sensible varieties and their visceral ratings, including cognitive ingredients. All of these informational ingredients are “mixed” (mentally processed) into a whole, which is greater than (distinct from) the sum of its parts.
Clearly, a substantial part of this information processing is performed in a relatively brief time period, for example, on a first date or even when meeting someone for the first time in grocery store; and it is such information processing that is needed to make sense of the idea of love at first sight. Indeed, such elements of acquaintance and their (visceral) ratings seem to account for the chemistry between persons.  So, leaving aside, any metaphysical views of prior acquaintance, perhaps it is more edifying to speak in terms of love at first acquaintance , rather than love at first sight; inasmuch as reference to sight obscures the fact that visual perception is not the sole basis of such love.  So is there such a thing as love at first acquaintance? Indeed, this broader question seems to resonate well with what is usually intended when the narrower question is raised, only it is more intelligible for the stated reasons.
Still, behind this broader question is a further pressing question:  How can you tell the difference between liking and loving someone at first acquaintance? Indeed, liking someone, even liking someone a lot, is not the same as loving the person.  So, while you can definitely have liking at first acquaintance, can you also have loving at first acquaintance? To answer this question, we obviously need to have an idea of what it means to love someone.
In my blog, “How good are you at loving?” I presented my view of loving as an activity involving a set of caring activities including being loyal, consistent, candid, trustworthy, considerate, empathetic, tolerant, beneficent, and being there. As such, I have maintained that “loving is an intimate, personal activity that seeks the welfare, happiness, and safety of another.” In the case of love at first acquaintance, which is a kind of romantic love, there is also sexual attraction for the other, which is lacking in other kinds of love such as that of a parent for a child.  On the other hand, the deep caring for the other associated with all kinds of loving relationships appears to be absent in love at first acquaintance, since the time needed to cultivate the activities involved in this caring relationship is absent.  So, does this concept of loving as intimate caring mean that it is impossible for there to be love at first acquaintance?

Gabriel D Odonkor

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DAILY MANNA ( July 19)

Daily Manna:

TOPIC: Don’t Doubt God

Sunday, July 19, 2015

TEXT: DANIEL 11:5-12
KEY VERSE: “But out of a branch of her roots shall one
stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army,
and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the
north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail” (Daniel 11:7).

The man who appeared to Daniel after his 21 days of fasting and praying told him that a king in the north would be more powerful than that of the south. But later, they would enter into a peace treaty, which would make the southern king to give him his daughter to marry. The lady would be
exalted but she would later lose her position. The
woman, with her husband and their children, would be killed. But her brother, who would eventually emerge as the king of the southern kingdom would stage a revenge. He would capture some cities in the northern kingdom and carry their idols and valuable things to Egypt. The king of the north
would launch unsuccessful attack on the south. Also, his sons would attack the southern Kingdom again and fail.

God’s word will always stand. This prophecy was
fulfilled about 350 years later when Philadelphus, the king of Egypt, from the south and king of Syria, from the north, engaged themselves in a serious war. When they settled, Philadelphus gave his daughter, Bernice, to Theos, the king of Syria, as
wife. The king of Syria divorced his wife, Laodicea,
and married Bernice. Somebody eventually
murdered her with her husband and children.

When her brother, Euergetes, heard of her death, he launched an attack against Syria and defeated Callinicus, who later became the king. Soter, who succeeded Callinicus attacked Philopator, the new
king of Egypt, and lost the war. The sons of the king of Syria, after gathering a large army, went again to attack Egypt, but they were defeated. The king of Egypt, consequent upon this feat, became very proud.

The prophecy was fulfilled to the letter and this gave credence to what Christ said that “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18). Do you still doubt the Second Coming of Jesus, the rapture and Great
Tribulation? Do you still doubt that all sinners will go to hell? Repent before it becomes too late.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “For ever, O LORD, thy word
is settled in heaven”.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: EXODUS 8 – 11

May every word spoken concerning your life be fulfilled in Jesus’ name!

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Is There Love at First Sight pt 1

Is there really such a thing as love at first sight?  Many would claim that there is, and that they have had firsthand experience of it. But is this merely to confuse sexual attraction with love? Is love “at first sight” even possible; and what exactly does the qualification “at first sight” mean anyway? So, let’s first define our terms and see if we can make sense of this popular idea.
In fact, the idea of love at first sight appears to be somewhat of a misnomer since it cannot reasonably be taken literally.  This is because merely seeing someone does not afford a sufficient window into the nature of the person seen.  For example, seeing Brad Pitt or Gwyneth Paltrow in their latest flicks is not a basis for loving them.  Indeed, the characters sauntering about on the screen are not really the actors themselves, an obvious fact that some groupies seem to miss. These fans may be sexually attracted to, or infatuated with, the actors but they cannot be said to love them because they really do not know them even if they know some things about them (for example, from
gossip columns).

Gabriel D Odonkor

Politics, Money, Religion.

Politics has now become the order of the day, and we blindly vote they wrong people to be in service as leaders in our democratic system.
Sometimes I wonder, if politics is a game or it should be a means,of electing leaders to serve the nation. We can all testify that not everybody can be a leader. So we vote for someone we think he or she is capable to do the work, but when voted in, I just can tell what changes their mind on the duties they need to perform. Is it MONEY. And its true the love of money turns to the root of all evil act. Because of its love we tend to steal,cheat parking all  worldly ventures to ourselves.

PEOPLE GO INTO POLITICS BECAUSE OF MONEY NOT FOR SERVICE TO THE NATION.

We’ve forgotten about the word love. If we tend to study what love is in it Good form , I feel this world we be of comfort.

And those leaders who act in this way of loving money instead of doing the job. Are elders in our RELIGIOUS GROUPS.
Holding their HOLY BOOKS claiming to be worshippers.
God helps us, give our leaders the wisdom to do what is right and think about their subjects in a positive way.
Written by : Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor.

Gabriel D Odonkor

Gabriel D Odonkor

DAILY MANNA

Daily Manna:

TOPIC: Avoid Vainglory

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TEXT: JEREMIAH 9:12-26
KEY VERSE: “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches” (Jeremiah 9:23).

Undue confidence in one’s intellectual, physical, material and financial acquisitions is a clear manifestation of the pride of life. Man is prone to boast of his achievements as if they were gotten by his power. The human
society is replete with vain and arrogant fellows who parade
their so-called accomplishments
contemptuously and want men to worship their exaggerated
sense of self-worth.

These vaunted portraits irritate God. In our text, God told
Prophet Jeremiah all that He was going to do against Israel
because of their sin. Obviously, there were those in their midst
who bragged about their achievements in life. But God told Jeremiah that they should only glory in the fact that they
understood and knew God experientially. But they did not.

The almighty God hates swelling words, especially when He knows that man is nothing without Him.
This is a wake-up call for every believer today that no matter
what we may have acquired or our societal, spiritual, academic or financial attainment, we must
be humble in heart and in deed. We must not make a boast of
such things as if we were better than any other person. If we do,
we are liable to punishment from God.

A pompous disposition irks God;
His mercy is for those who recognize the source of their blessings and accord respect to the Giver of such blessings.

When Satan asked Jesus, “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down…”, he had wanted Jesus to
demonstrate physically that He is
the Son of God. But Jesus knew it was not Satan’s opinion about
Him that mattered but the view that the almighty God held about Him. A sincere believer must not
engage in unethical or sinful behaviours to prove his worth. It
is the net worth approval of God that counts.

THOUGHT FOR THE
DAY: Without God, earthly acquisition  is chaff.
By Joshua Addey.
(salvation Way)

Gabriel D Odonkor