Love Is A Two Way Street

It has been said that “Love is a two way street”. The message is clear that one must both give and get in a relationship. However, there is another subtle nugget to be mined and that is you must be ON the street to find LOVE! Many of us have been wounded by the sharp edges of love, some more critical than others. I consider this the greatest of human tragedy’s because without love the meaning and purpose of life slowly erodes like the sand into the sea. One day we awake, no longer feeling the warmth love gave. Instinctively we reach for anything, we accept all things because we long to feel warm again. There is no malice in this act, our intention was to never let love go, but we did. Now we lock ourselves up, vowing to never be hurt again, to never allow anyone to get that close. We lock the doors, pull the shades and sit silently in pain-waiting. Not sure what we are waiting for but there is something deep down that urges us, no, compels us to get up and take a peek through the shades to get one more look at the street called LOVE. God has put hope inside all of us. It is that hope that drives us to never give up, to never give in. It is that hope that gives us the assurance that there is true love out there. The Bible says “God is love” (1 John 4:8). To really know love allow me to set you up with someone that never disappoints- His name is Jesus. Get off the couch, jump in the shower, brush your teeth, do your hair, (ladies- makeup increases your chances; just kidding!), get dressed and get back out there! As long as there is breath in your body, you’ve got a shot.

Musings of Norbert