LOVE-what is it? Why is it important?

For reasons I cannot explain the whole idea and notion of love has been gripping my mind and heart.

The easy thing to do is ask SIRI to give me a definition of love. Paul’s famous chapter 13 of I Corinthians is commonly used to define love… love is patient, love is kind, love does not seek its own benefit, etc.

But my mind and heart want a more existential experience of love and why it is important.

As I meditate on my life experiences with the wonder and mystery of love.

As I reflect on how wonderful love makes us feel and how terrible the opposites of love makes us feel.

As I see the pain of self-destructive behavior.

As I see friends run from love.

I wonder, why we don’t forsake everything for the joys love brings?

The simple task of holding a gorgeous flower in hand and giving oneself permission to love this magnificent creation.

The simple yet near impossible task of looking softly and kindly at another human and saying three words, I LOVE YOU.

The simply task of taking out the garbage and being in love with the gift of motion as opposed to feeling abused to do a chore for the family.

Personally, I delight in thinking about all the ramifications of what love is and what love is not.

For this I know, when I am in a state of loving, life is more kind, more rich, more beautiful.

I like being in the state of loving God, all of His creation; especially His people. I guess this answers the why!

Love just is! Love is not doing. Doing is the result of loving. God is love. Because God is in us, we are love. Unless, of course, we choose to reject God.