It isn’t something one can turn on and off like a lightswitch.
It just isn’t.
Either its there…or it is not.
You can feed it.
Or you can starve it.
But once those roots take hold in a heart, they’re difficult to remove.
And why would you want to remove them?
Even if you love someone you cannot be near…would you not pray for, and hope for their good, wherever they are?
Of course you would.
You would allow that love to flow through you.
Even if your love is unrequited…
That love is painful.
Many of us have experienced that…
Even if your love is unrequited, wouldn’t you still love that person with your actions?
Again, praying for them, for their happiness and joy, and for them to have a fulfilling life EVEN IF it doesn’t include you…
Yes it hurts.
Love COSTS us something.
That’s why its valuable.
My love doesn’t dry up like a stream during a drought.
I guess because its fed by an underground spring.
Maybe God fills me with love.
Maybe God gives everyone of us the capacity to love abundantly and without measure.
I don’t know.
I just know that I can’t turn it on and off like a light switch.
And even though it may cause the heart to swell with aching…or longing…and it does, often.
I let it live within me.
Because even when it’s accompanied by sorrow …
There is no life without love.