What does it mean to you to fall in love?

Each of us has our own definition of love, but take this time to explore what Love means to you.

Ask yourself:  What is Love?  What does Love mean to me?  How do I share my Love to my spouse, my child, my parent, my sibling, my friend, my co-worker, my enemy….  Do I share my Love to God?   Or perhaps you’ve been so hurt, betrayed, disappointed, or brokenhearted that you’ve closed your mind, heart, and spirit to love.  It is a risk to love because of those negative side effects, but remember there is no fear in love, perfect love drives away that fear.  ~ 1st John 4:18.

Is there such a thing as a perfect love?  And where does one find that perfect love?

One answer:  God.

My dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love has not known God, for God is love.  How did the love of God appear among us?  God sent his only Son into this world so that we might have life through Him.  

This is love: not that we have loved God first, but that He first loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Dear friends, if such has been the love of God, we, too, must love one another.  Not one of us has seen God, but if we love each other, God lives within us and His love spreads freely among us.  [Chris and I] have known the love of God and have believed in it [together].  God is love.  He who lives in love, lives in God and God in him.  So, let us love one another since He first loved us.  ~1st John 4:7-19

It’s hard to explain, but that scripture from 1st John says it best.  I suppose it should… since it is God’s Word.

Let Love be in all of your life!  ~1 Cor. 16?14

For Love hears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.  ~1 Cor. 13:7

“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
~Pedro Arrupe

Ride On! in Love

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