For our wedding we received a beautiful wooden Welsh love spoon with winding curves that become hearts along the way. It hangs in our kitchen and it acts as a reminder for me that love is indeed a unique and special gift.
I think there's a reason Jesus was so focused on love. It's because although love is simple, there's nothing easy about it. Humans are fragile, and our love is fueled by kindness, generosity and forgiveness. Our love is filtered through our experiences, and our capacity to love morphs with each moment, each new day. I appreciate what the singer-songwriter Brandon Heath has to say about love. He says we don't fail at love, because love never fails. Instead we just fail to love. And so on this most Hallmark of holidays, may we be inspired to remember to love and to practice loving better.
"Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything." E.E. Cummings