The Power of Love

True love is perfect. It is warm, beautiful, comforting. It enlightens and strengthens. It is reflective and contagious.

It is sought after by many and is multi-purpose. Ideals, principles, people, and things. Love of self. These can all be the objects of love.

The effects of love can be destructive. But, it is not the love that destroys. What destroys is the power that is instilled in people who love. And it doesn’t matter what or who the object of love is.

Power is power. And power can be manipulated, with devastating results.

The power of love can make you…

Laugh or cry

Walk or run

Stay or go

The power of love can also make you…

Talk it out until you reach middle ground or…

Fight and scream to get your way.

Open your mind and your heart or…

Close yourself off to new ways and thoughts.

View the world through a new lens or…

Continue to use an old cracked one.

I believe that it is a matter of choice.

But, like any choice, choosing one path over another can be difficult. Choosing the right one requires strength and faith.

St. Paul wrote about it best in 1 Corinthians.

Huey Lewis put some provocative imagery, as well as a sense of immediacy to it in “The Power of Love”:

“It’s strong and it’s sudden and it’s cruel sometimes. But it might just save your life.”

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