“Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill the love stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or…we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel. Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way, God can give us the perfect way.” -Casper Ten Boom
“Love is larger than the walls that shut it in” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign…to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” -Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)
“That love so deep, so moving
Draws us close to Christ above
Still it keeps us, still it keeps us
Firmly fixed in Christ alone
And the world will sing His love
Yes, the world will sing His love
And we’ll all join hands
Every woman, every man
And sing His love
We’ll sing His love”-Caedmon’s Call
Love changes everything, if we let it. So many of our problems are home-made. If only we would learn how to show love to everyone around us: men, women, children, dreadlocked, tattooed, painted, smiling, frowning…they are all the same in God’s eyes, and imagine the glorious blessing it would be to perceive the world in the same way that He does.
Love is so strange and beautiful. It is so hard to understand, but inside of us all is the reality that by it (love) we live and breath. It moves mountains, it forgives sins, it breaks hearts, it binds up wounds. It is not just romance, passion. It is a strong force for good. Romantics, stoics, everybody seems to admit that love is a big deal. Like super big.