Love is the Greatest of Gifts

Taj mahal a symbol of loveLove is one of the most powerful words in the world. God himself says love is the greatest of gifts (1 Corinthians 13:13.)  With it comes happiness, joy, laughter, kindness tears and also sorrow.  Besides loving sports or sleeping under the stars.  The word is used in a more powerful way. Cities have been conquered and wars waged all in the name of love.

The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the world was built all in the name of love.  I look at that symbol alone and wonder, “What if we all possessed that kind of love?  Would more structures stand?”

  • Love is a genuine response to an act of kindness or the showing of kindness.
  • Through words we are able to show the ones closest to us the depth of what we feel.
  • Actions speak even louder than words because they display and prove the affection we are feeling.
  • Tears show a depth of love when words can not be spoken.

I admit to being a hopeless romantic.  I think because there is a beauty in the word that no being can touch.  Perhaps that is why it is the greatest of gifts.  It is a way to express beyond how a person looks and hits to the very soul.  Birth, rank, title, wealth, none of them can give or take away love.  It is a free gift like salvation that one excepts or doesn’t.

Love can also injure to the point of feeling nothing is worth living for.  It is a great responsibility to love another and have them love you in return.  Many take lightly or misuse the word.  People trust less and build a wall to withstand love ever entering in again.  As humans we are good at crushing and misusing many a thing, but to misuse this four letter word is detrimental and leaves a deep cut that takes a long time to heal if ever it at its finest

From birth we thrive from what we are given.  When we hit adulthood our actions express the kind of love we had growing up or didn’t.  Husbands, wives and leaders are made from this.

We have been given a great responsibility in how we make people feel. Everyone needs to have something to cherish and hold onto in this life.  We have been given the greatest of gifts if only we will now chose to honor and use it in a way that will express and show yet another Taj Mahal. -Heather Earles

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

William Shakespeare   
(1564 - 1616) a Story of Love.

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