I first heard the term “one love” from the band P.O.D.‘s song Southtown from their album The Fundamental Elements of Southtown. The lyrics go, “one love is easier said than done” and I often go back to the words. They got the phrase from the music of Jamaica which is part of their musical influence. I liked the words and took my own meaning to it.
Love is a driving force and in a Biblical view God is love. 1 John 4:8 (NLT)
The “one” signifies that there is one God.
My email signature has “oneLOVE.” in it and I write it somewhere in most cards.
I also put “oL.” in my physical signature above the last “r” in Christopher.
I capatalize the word “love” to make it stand out.
By combining them it is a reminder that the two go hand in hand with glue on their palms.
When writing out the word I normally make the period bigger so as to accentuate the finality of the whole statement that I have with “oneLOVE.”
In this statement I also see marriage partners as being the one that they unite with.
Along with all that, when I see it I am reminded to speak and walk and share love.
Here is the music video for Southtown.
What did you think of when you hear “one love” ?