Hope all is well on your end? Love has been on my mind for about 2 days now. There is a popular saying “love conquers all”. Now while this saying is awesome, is it really true? Because i have also heard too many people say “love doesnt hold a marriage together”.
If we go by the biblical definition, love is kind, love is patient etc 1st corinthians 4-8. You catch my drift. Ok so now that we have figured out the definition so to say, what exactly is the issue you say?
Biblical love is that Agape love, when most people think about love- its either romantic or family member type of love. We never really think we love our friends, neighbors, coworkers etc. Could that be what is wrong with the world today? Or could it simply be that we are not fully capable of understanding love beyond our inner circles? Or is it that hings have to be interesting and exciting? I have seen some love defined by the size of the engagement diamond, some by elaborate ceremonies? What exactly is this thing?
They say love doesnt keep a marriage, friendship and patience do. So why the emphasis on romantic love when we pick our partners? Or has the media so infiltrated our minds with Disney Love that we just think of the butterfly love? Which is generally just infatuation? I am not sure love is the most important emotion in my life, i am starting to believe it is peace? Patience is another virtue i am beginning to keep vigil with. The older i get the more i forget about Love so to speak (the romantic butterflies), and the things i associate with happiness i tag as peace. God gives me peace,My husband gives me peace, my family gives me peace, exercise gives me peace, working on the school gives me peace, this blog gives me peace- even when i think i divulge way beyond what i intended.
Maybe i am getting old, please share the defining emotion in your life.