Love Is: A Unifying Force
Depending on how interactive we are with others, whether on the job, in our volunteer work, at church or school, or simply at home with our families, most of us use the word love many times throughout any given day. When referring to our attitudes to objects such as, I love this dress, or I love that house, or I love this car, or I love pizza, aren’t we really just expressing our pleasure for these items and / or how much pleasure they give to us? In this instance, love has become a catch all word to interpret our positive connection to a material or external phenomenon.
On a higher note and much more eternal in scope, we use the word love to express how we feel to our spouses, our children, our friends, our extended families and generally those who communicate love to us. That is easy. Anyone can reciprocate like for like. The more difficult task however, is giving love to those who are not giving it back, or to those who are not acting in accordance with our standard for life. To love someone in the midst of their darkest hour is truly the only time that love is seen. Love is indeed unconditional commitment to imperfect people. Ponder this.