I wanted to see if a somewhat intriguing title
would make people want to
read this post.
Ha! You just got tricked into reading a love post!
Somewhere along the road
I got confused
And the real definition of Love
got tossed by the wayside.
I have continued to confuse love
For other things.
Love is hugs and kisses.
Love is appraisal.
Love is flowers.
(In the classic words of a favorite teacher-I've "operationalized" love)
Love is....fill in the blank with whatever chick movies define love as.
Love is not all of those things,
BECAUSE you can have love
and not have any of those things at all.
What love IS:
Being loved is being loving.
And it turns out that being
loving is incredibly, incredibly
tough for me.
I don't know really how to do it yet,
this loving thing.
And I'm really sad, and kind
of upset that I want so badly to
But I'm also acutely aware of
(Here comes the "God stuff")
Heavenly Father IS love
Christ IS the way and the truth.
So even though I've fed myself a lot of lies,
I'm connected to this man who literally
He doesn't show me the way to love,
And so I have faith.
And I hope,
and I'm upset sometimes,
but still happy.
Because I believe that
the better I know Christ
the more instantaneous Love
So as I struggle to feel loved,
I'm going to try to know Christ better.
As I struggle to feel loved I'm going
to try and treat others with more love.
Sounds simple. We'll see.