With Valentine's Day approaching I have been contemplating LOVE and what it really is...
Love sees with the heart and not with the eyes...What is LOVE anyway? How is it that one emotion can have so many definitions? We as humans have a tendency to throw this four letter word around. We "love" food. We "love" animals. We "love" things. We "love" people.
Is love only a feeling?...
Or is it a way of living?
How many kinds of "love" is there? I am not sure that anyone really knows. LOVE is like color.
I believe that one person can have as many kinds of LOVE in their heart as there are colors.
No one really knows how many colors the human eye can see. The closet researchers can estimate is millions and millions. Scientific experiments have shown that humans can discriminate between very subtle differences in color, and estimates of the number of colors we can see range as high as 10 million.
There are many degrees of love, loving, being loved and falling in love. Is it truly better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all?
Is it better to have free access to a person we love, but that does not fully return our love, or to be perfectly loved by someone who is not free to see us?
Is desiring a "thing" more delicious than owning it?
Can we love something more than ourselves?
Do you choose who you love?...Or is it some uncontrollable force?
Isn’t love what we all desire?
How could we live without loving and being loved?
Interesting questions to ponder. I know I love a lot of people and have a great affinity for certain things. I do love certain forces in nature and sounds that comfort me. I pray that the greatest gift I could ever give is that of the gift of LOVE. When I leave my loved ones behind I want to know that I have loved with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength and all my mind. This is how God wants us to LOVE.
I think there is no greater gift than feeling LOVED by someone...accepted for who you really are and most of all being totally loved by God.
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
So don't forget to tell those in your life - "I love you"...
Especially on Valentine's Day!