Love Was Never Meant to be Alone
Love was never meant to be alone. Recently while pondering love and a discussion with someone very close to me about love… And more precisely “love hurts” I felt that the whole idea of “love hurts” was entirely wrong.
I Decided to Pray
And as such I decided that night to pray about this. I asked God as I often do when I am short of answers and long on questions. I do pray, yet never do I hear the voice of angels or see visions of gold and grandeur. Nonetheless I do receive answers. This time as many other the answer came in the twilight hours of morning.
The answer came as such:
Love never hurts
Love feels amazing
It is the longing for love that hurts
A wishing for what was never
Or a loss of what once was
Perhaps, Love Can Hurt?
These words came to me and as often I do I wrote them down. I pondered on their meaning and the words stuck with me. I realized that love itself does not hurt us or injure us but always lifts us higher. Yes it may willingly lead us down roads of sacrifice. Make us do things we never would… but ultimately love always has pure intent and the desire to make life better for those it touches. Often in the present moment it may feel sad or lonely or perhaps, even though I am completely contradicting myself, “hurts”.
But love long-term effect is always to bring harmony, peace, and joy. So tongue in cheek I must say… Love can hurt. But that love’s intent is always to erase hurt and pain. Love often requires sacrifice and a self-less giving. I will share here one of my favorite passages for the NIV Bible…
1 Corinthians 13:4-8(NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
And now out of order here is the preceding 3 verses….
1If I speak in the tonguesa of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,b but do not have love, I gain nothing.
So my conclusion is this…
Love can hurt…. but without it… We are nothing.
So go out today and every day and LOVE… LOVE… LOVE… because without love you have nothing. As much pain as it can sometimes seem to bring we cannot exist without LOVE. Love is the essence of life. Live your life with love.
And remember… Love was never meant to be alone!