It all begins with attraction. You’re attracted to him. She’s attracted to you.
After the initial attraction, comes the question: is he (or she) available?
Yes? Then go! No? Then stop.
Once that hurdle is done, you ask the tough questions.
Do you share the same faith? Do you believe in the same values? Are you both capable of raising a family? Are you looking for the same things? Are you compatible?
Yes? Go on! No? Stop and look for another.
Love – the romantic one – is really straight forward. If you strip it of the emotions that accompany it, it’s not complicated at all.
But of course, what is love without the emotions of giddiness, happiness, “kilig”, sadness, jealousy, anger, longing, etc.? All these emotions make love exciting and colorful yet also adds to the complications it presents. However, if we learn to acknowledge these emotions along with the objective facets of love, then I see no complications at all. Many heartaches would be prevented if only we can all be objective and rational on how we approach love.
Sadly – myself included – when love enters, no matter how hard we try, all rationality goes out the door. And when love ends, we are confronted with a shattered heart.
But there is one love that will never end. The love that even if we threw off rationality and run away from will still endure and wait patiently for us to come to our senses. The love that was also irrational in a sense because all comforts and splendor were foregone just so we can be restored.
Yes, my friend. That love is the love of Jesus. The greatest love of all.
Have you experienced it?