Our emotions can get the best of us, especially when we fall in love. Falling in love can be described in various ways. However you define it suits you.
Love can equally be defined in various context. Most arguably the best/refined definition of the word ‘love’ comes from a letter St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians.
“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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”
Most times love plays tricks on our emotions. We find ourselves leaving our comfort zone to do certain thing or gain certain interest for the ones we love. For example we may find ourselves watching football with our better halves, although 90 minutes of football is far from interesting to us. Or we may find ourselves having interest in certain movies or music genres that we wouldn’t find amusing on a good day.
In other ways our emotions can cloud our judgement on certain issues. We tend to find ourselves in an emotional conflict every now and then. We tend to over look the wrongs our loved ones do, even when it affects you on a personal level. I guess that’s the message St. Paul was trying to pass along.
You may ask yourself this “Why do our loved ones scar us emotionally or wrong us?… Yet we find ourselves willing to forgive”. Everyone reading this would have a different opinion regarding forgiveness. From my stance point I reckon that forgiveness is divine, because the only prayer thought to us by Jesus clearly on forgiveness.
Is there true forgiveness if one can’t forget? Do certain things remind you constantly of what wrong was done to you? How does one truly forget? How does one move on? Are mental scars a fabric of our emotions? So many unanswered questions.
One thing is for certain; St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians was definitely inspired by the ‘Holy Spirit’. So invariably grasping and fully understanding this scripture would take the intervention and permission of the ‘Holy Spirit’.
As we reflect on the passion of Christ, the pains and suffering he endured for us, may our hearts be open to accept his works in our lives and learn to love accordingly.