Blog post #240 Love adages

Blog post #240 Love adages

Today – February 8th in my wife’s birthday.  As I’m in a series on adages, I thought I would look at some sayings on love.  Let’s look at Biblical saying on love:

  • “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
  • Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
  • “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”
  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
  • “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
  • “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
  • “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
  • “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
  • “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. The one who fears has not been perfected in love.”
  • “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”

In my research there were many more both scriptural and secular comments on love.  Even the Beatles said “All you need is love”.

In generations past (and this is still true in some parts of the world), there were arranged marriages.  The parents of the man and the parents of the woman got together and developed a contract for the man and women to be married.  If you will, it was what it was.  Possibly in some of the royal marriages, the King would invite various royal suiters to visit the prince (or princess) because royalty should marry royalty. But, in these cases, as the man and women lived together and worked together, real emotional love frequently replaced the contractual love.  A French comment is:  “Love is often the fruit of marriage”.  

In modern times, (at least among us commoners), we date, we test the market, we “fall in love” – and we marry (or for some – we don’t marry but live together).  Love becomes an act of the will (and the emotions).  And … we as couples need to keep working to make love work.  Another adage I like is “Marriage is the act of falling in love with the same person over and over.”

So … love makes the world go round; love one another; love covers a multitude of sins; all you need is love!!!  

So, to Connie and to all – I love you; Let us love one-another!!!

So what do you think?  Comments?


Posted by Bruce White

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