Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Week Five - Love Story

With a title like this blog has......this could be a scary post....

But it's not gonna be.  


It really is what makes the world go round....

But there's all kinds of love and each has its season and its time.

Life can be about understanding the season and the time.

Some has past, some is now, some is to come and some always will be.

There is no need to wish for just one kind of love.  Especially if you have been lucky enough to have it this go round...

To have any love in your life

is our greatest blessing, I believe.

Those who know me, know that I am not of one particular religion and I have found God outside of religion.  I'm not against religion.  It's just not for me.

Love can bring incredible joy.  Indescribable sadness.  Wonderful awareness and gut wrenching denial.

But the trick is... when pain or sorrow come...

get through it and look around your life.

Hold onto the love that is there.  

Love given to and received from your family, your friends, a stranger....

that love will be your anchor.

The greatest words I have ever read on the subject are as follows....

1 Corinthians 13 

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecyand can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

For the rest of this Fifth Week of 2015....and always

I wish you Love.