I do feel welcomed indeed. Yes, Lovebug human love is and can be a heavenly gift. Ron's comment about parental love is one of those...the love one has for their offspring is a one of strongest bonds that I know of and have seen.
While I've been sitting here writing this it occured to me though that some parents for some reason or another aren't able to show their love and affection to their children and the children grow up lost, alone, rejected, and may feel emotionally abandoned.
Human bonds can be some of the most special gifts on this earth but I believe they lack the divine perfection that our hearts truly long for. I am coming to the conclusions that this is the love my own heart desperatly needs to be ultimately and completely fullfilled.
Another thing, sometimes we perceive ourselves or others to complete us and make us whole. The cliche.....if only I could find that one person that would take away my lonliness, emptiness, etc. I would be happy, etc......I know in that lies some truth but I also believe it isn't all or maybe not the truth at all. Like what Sven said, about loving ourselves. That true love starts with us. I partially agree with his statement but love is sooo very much more than even that. But, nonetheless in it does lie some truth.
Another thing to contemplate. The statement, "Love is Blind" Apply this to your life....what conclusions do you or can you take from the truth of this statement. Have you ever known someone who's eyes you looked dreamily into and your heart, soul, spirit and everything inside of you thought "Love at first sight". The perfect creature that makes me flutter and my heart skip. Some say this is the physical, chemical things that happen. In this situation we also can acknowledge the way we feel in the presence of this human creature that appears to connect to us in such a way that is incomprehensible, unexplainable to you or them. You may feel that you've known them forever, etc.
That would make some think, feel, imagine, dream, KNOW, that they have found that one special LOVE, more often than not taken to seem to be romantic love.It's not at all, maybe it's less than that, or possibly even more.
What might come to our minds is the idea of soulmates, lifemates, twinsouls, etc. Which could be of either sexs, ages, races, seeming to transcend anything. What is this idea??? Elaborate on this, what is all of this?????
There are many dangers on this earth, hence this is the dwelling of good versus evil and the battle that has gone on for as long back in our human existence as we are aware of. It is the undertone of our very existence whether we acknowledge it or not.
A few of the dangers with the concept of blindness in love is that we may put a seemingly perfect human creature on a pedestal so high that we are unable to see that human with honest, unbiased, objective eyes. In there lies many the dangers of love, usually in romantic love but in any other love between human species. We as the imperfect creatures made in the perfect image of God are fallible and are known to hurt people in our lives for many, many, selfish uncaring reasons. We tend to compare and contrast and are often unforgiving and petty.
Yes, love can start with us. "Love the LORD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind and love your neighbor as you would love yourself". Something straight from the bible, and something valuable to ponder and think about. In there lies depth....what do those statements fully mean. Principles of life that are as true today as the day they were told to Abraham.
For a shadow is lost!!!!!!!!!!
Thoughts that pour from the heart are the most cherished and treasured words of all....
...and now these three things remain: faith, hope and love.††But, the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.13