I’m going to give myself 5 minutes on the clock.
Free writing, so un-edited. This is my 5-minute Friday exercise.
On what? None other then what makes the world go round – LOVE. It’s not just a many splendored thing, ya know!
If anything, this are thoughts, scattered or not, on what I have found to be true about love.
Ready, set, write!
Love is not about some grand gesture, although nice when given.
Love is an act of the will. You choose, in each moment, to act, even speak, in love or not.
It’s not quite like choosing which kind of meal deal you want at drive-thru. A 2-year-old can tell you what they want to eat. Love is a different kind of choice.
Love comes from the center of who you are as a person – from your heart.
If your heart does not possess pure love, then it cannot provide it.
If your heart is entangled in layers of narcissism and self-seeking, then how can love for others thrive?
Love is a gift. How can a gift be given, freely, purely, if it is not truly possessed for self first?
Gosh, that went quick. Well, at any rate, I hope you got your 5-minutes worth! It’s a great exercise to do. Give yourself 5 minutes, when your head is cloudy, to dump things out on a page, blog, journal, or what have you. You should try it sometime, if you haven’t already!
I have obviously been pondering what it truly means to love another person lately. Of course, St, Paul has some profound thoughts on that in his letter to the Corinthians (1:13).
Bonus 2-minutes thoughts (the clincher):
But my favorite thought to ponder on how St. Paul speaks of love, is that if I have not love, then I have NOTHING. How many people doggedly pursue success, fame, fortune – and after they gain it all, feel so completely empty?! Love is what the human heart wants and needs. God is love. So we need God.
As much as people don’t like to talk about or accept it, it’s the one thing that has never changed, nor will ever change.
Ok, so I sneaked in 7 minutes. Guilty.
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What are your thoughts on love? Sharing is caring…leave me some comments!