Monday, February 25, 2013

Love is All

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all. --Soren Kierkegaard

Love is not stingy, passing out care and affection in spoonfuls, as if the well was about to run dry. Love flows and pours itself out, continuously immersing the beloved in cherishing demonstrations and expressions of attention, support, care, and affection.

Love does not treat the beloved’s heart as if it were a buffet table filled with foods both wanted and unwanted. “Yum. I’ll take this ... O yuk, but not that! In fact, would you please take this off of the table?” Love swallows the whole heart (“takes all”) with all of its light and darkness, joys and sorrows, strengths and foibles.

Love compels us to go the extra-mile, forgive 70x7, lay down our lives, and give the best of all that we are and have. And it does this day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year.

Love freely and humbly receives love. Love takes all the love that is given, with gratitude, appreciation, and respect.

Love is all. We were created for love by the God Who is Love. Love binds us together and empowers us. Love drives you to your knees and then propels you heavenward. Love pulls you into the deepest parts of your soul where you dig even deeper and deeper, becoming capable of an even greater love, and then impels you toward the beloved, before whom you stand with a naked soul, giving all, and taking all.

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2013

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