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Welcome back.

Wow… the title really weirds me out.  I am the last person in the world to be talking about anything that has to do with grammar or correct use of English.

Another strange thing about this blog entry is that it should have been posted last Monday the day before Valentines Day.  I read something this morning that stirred my thinking so I am going with it.

This blog entry is all about lieben, elsker, gra’, amore.  No matter what language you use… yes it’s LOVE.

Ahhh, Love.

Yes, I can see you now.  As you read about Love your mind explodes with visions of flowers blooming, the birds singing and little winged cherubs hovering.  Now your mind sees a handsome young man whirling his beautiful love round and round in the center of a flowered meadow.

Oh my, I have to stop before I sink into a sugar coma.  That last couple of sentences were even too much for me to handle.  I think I need to throw up.

Just kidding, just kidding… well… kinda.

There are two parts of love – Glow and Go

The “Glow”

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
-  Plato

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

-  Victor Hugo
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Don’t get me wrong, I love “Love” too.  I like the “Glow”.  It feels good, it makes you smile, and you feel loved in return.  Good stuff, seriously good stuff.

But in our “feel good” society I really believe that we have tended to lose touch with the larger part of Love – the “GO”.

This is the verb “Love”… action.

This next statement is a sobering truth.  You can tell what you love by what you do.

Our actions naturally reflect what we love.

For example, we can love the “Glow” more than the object.

Let’s be honest.  It’s easy to “Go” when you feel the “Glow”.  But when the “Glow” is gone, what happens?

Real Love is more, far far more than the feeling.

The deepest and grandest Love is that when the “Go” is  present and demonstrated when the “Glow” is absent.

The object of our love is more important than what I feel and what I want in the moment.

This makes Love very sacrificial.


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“Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. “
-  William Barclay

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This “Go” thing forces an important question, what do my actions tell me about what I love?

It’s worth considering over the next few days.

Ciao, till Thursday.

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