Love is Everything
By Bernadette A. Moyer
Love is everything and maybe just maybe in life, love is the only thing that really matters. I have been blessed and I know it and I am thankful to God for all the love I have in my life. In order to receive love we must first love and accept ourselves. We are all lovable.
There are many kinds of love like the parent-child love or friend to friend love or the life partner and marriage love. We say we “love” this movie or that food or this and that place. It has been said that the word “love” is the most overused work in our vocabulary. But can you ever overdue “love” and loving?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
I have “treasured” many people and many things, I have loved them! And I have been “treasured” by many and been loved by them too. Isn't that what we all want?
Love can be so hard to define. There is that chemical brain thing that happens when we experience “love at first sight” and there is that lasting and mature love that happens with a long term committed love relationship.
Each couple defines their own “love” relationship just as each friend and family defines what constitutes a loving relationship. Real love is without ego. When we fully love and when we give love without expectations we operate out of a God source. The purest form of love is often what a parent has for a child. They give and they give without expectation.
Love is to be cherished and respected. It would be hard to continue to love someone who didn’t respect us or cherish us. The best love is the reciprocated love that grows and grows over time and goes back and forth just like a really good tennis match where each serve was met with another serve and the game of “love” continues. The most challenging kind of love is a one-sided love.
Best parental advice I ever received was in 1983 "Children when they deserve your love the least is when they need your love the most." James Robinson, Movie Producer
As Christians are called upon to love all people as God our Father has loved us. John 15:17 “This is my command: Love each other.”
Love can be a challenge at times. To respond with love when we are attacked or have been hurt is the highest form of love and the greatest God like response. “Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.” Bill Russell
One of my favorite bible quotes is from Corinthians 13:4 (below) as I believe it is what most of us strive for in our loving relationships.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. “
Love is everything and when you are loved and can give love and receive love, you have everything! The greatest gift is love and the only things we will be remembered for is how much love we gave and how much we were loved.
Love is everything and most probably the only thing in life that really matters. Love more …