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Falling in Love

A friend just posted on Facebook the following status:

“We should love not fall in love because everything that falls gets broken. “- we heart it.

Does this appeal to only my logic???

At first I thought yes, that makes sense, but then I realized that was the past hurt speaking. It’s true that during my life I have been hurt by people who say they love me. That hurt is hard to forget. The emphasis, though, is that people did the hurting. People are fully capable of hurting other people, and the truth is that I am a person who both loves and hurts. Does this mean that we should give up on loving people or falling in love? No.

I think “falling in love” is a beautiful concept because it offers a romance and euphoria. Maybe, though, it’d be better to say choosing to love and be loved. Loving is a choice just as much as it’s a choice to let love in. Let’s not abandon love all together because of a broken or bruised heart; instead let’s love more, always remembering the perfect love of Jesus as our example. Show the world how beautiful love can be when Christ is at the heart. Give love a better name.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

We do not have to fear love because God has a perfect love that will always catch us when human love fails. Trust your heart to Jesus and freely give and receive true love from the people in this world.



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