A friend and I were talking about the fleeting nature of being in love and the amazing choice to choose love daily. Don't be fooled, they are not the same thing. Falling in love means that you can fall out of love as well. Here is what falling in love feels like:
To quote a film - one of my favorites:
"All of these people running around here jumping, skipping, falling in love...falling in love ain't shit. Somebody talke to PLEASE about how to stay there..." (Love Jones)
I do believe that too many people only sign on to relationships for the highs. But it is the lows that take your relationship to the next level. Who can't be in love when it's new and fresh and fun? But can you be loving through a terminal illness. Can you be loving through hard financial times? Can you be loving through valleys and lows?
Don't get me wrong, love isn't a prison sentence. Something to be simply endured. Love is doing things you at times don't want to do just to see the other person smile. And that smile is payment enough. Love is saying I would rather die then to cause you pain. Love is being so angry with someones actions, but loving them in spite of them. That is love. That is biblical love.