Valentine’s Day, Love

My love, if you ruled my sun and stars, how then would I live? Would I put more conscious thought into my decisions? Would my actions represent a kinder self and a more thoughtful provocation to pursue rightful paths? LOVE. If I live my life through your example, will I be different, inside?

I’d be remiss if I didn’t write about Valentine’s Day. A special occasion that celebrates human romanticism through the lens of cinnamon hearts, milk chocolate and rose petals, delighting the romantic and to some extent, my own desires. But the image to draw upon on February 14th is an ingredient far richer and mature. LOVE.

Love encompasses many ideals, but do people live their lives through the eyes of LOVE? Love is far more than a number inscribed on the calendar.

There’s a reason why poets write of love, musicians sing of love and authors craft stories about romance. Even the theologians scripted biblical songs of Solomon. Can you imagine a world where more of humanity embraced the written message found in the word love? When surrounding oneself with the possibilities, humanity might learn to contemplate:

Who would love consider; when would love act and how would love change everyday life circumstances?

I’m not a bible historian, nor a religious scholar, but I lead you to scripture and 1st Corinthians, which shares what love professes to be.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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….

It seems to me that LOVE is an important ingredient in our lives. A motivational being or inner compass that when utilized inspires heartfelt actions. A rudder steering our mortal ship; an engine powering our soul. Love, a gift ruling our sun and stars can only make us a better and wiser human people.  Something to ponder and truly celebrate on this Valentine’s Day.

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