The Christian Trader: Fierce Love

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8, KJV).

To love one another unselfishly is a gift. Too often we perceive love with maudlin eyes, weeping unnecessarily. To love unselfishly is to give others what they need for their spiritual growth, not what they want. Enter tough love. God’s love is fierce. Certainly, it’s not always nice.

Love is the law. There is a new sheriff in town and he espouses love. Our psyches demand that we come to terms with love. Not only do we need to learn to love fiercely, but we need to apply this fierce love to ourselves.

Enter the market. As traders, we sometimes allow losses because of our cowardice. Instead of confronting ourselves with a fierce love, we rationalize that we should be unemotional . . .  robots. Kick out the cognitive trickery; embrace responsibility. We need to not give up until we reach our full potential.

The market hones you into a sharp knife. Your spirit becomes a blade. You learn to make cutting-edge discernments—not only in the market but in your important life choices. The market understands your fierceness, it mirrors it. You burn bright in your newly discovered love.