“Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name?” The Doors

“Love is all you need.” The Beatles

“Love is patient, love is kind.” St. Paul

Love, an emotion for all occasions. “The pecan pie? Love it. Can I get the recipe?” “What about this painting?” “Oh, I just love it!” “Oh, I love what you’ve done with the place!”

Why is love such a common word? Because love is, in my humble opinion, the root around which people live and grow. In some ways; each of us then must discover love and grow based on it.

Teenagers grow to realize that all that crap they tolerated from their parents was not crap, but really their parents’ deepest love, trying to impart knowledge and wisdom gained through hard knocks to guide their children.

Couples marry seeking and believing in love. Some learn over time what married love is—others don’t.

How do I personally define love? At the last supper, as Jesus told how He was about to be betrayed by one of those closest to Him, He told the apostles, “Love one another, as I have loved you.”

No one among us today could make that statement and have people believe it to the core of their souls, the way he did. Whether I failed yesterday or not, today I’m going to try to live that command.

Amidst all the evil, strife, hatred, and chaos we face each day, isn’t that a goal worth seeking?

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