Love must prevail
Those who have learned to love one another
have made their way to the lasting world
and will not leave
Why can’t we just love one another? God must hurt for us. For all the blessings, we continue to fall short on our Creator’s only ask—to love. There is no judgment. God knows we will make mistakes, lose our courage, even fail miserably in our efforts. Still, love is our only hope for ascribing meaning to this earthly experience. It’s also all we really have any control over in this crazy world—the giving and receiving of love.
I don’t think I am alone in feeling as if our world feels especially delicate right now, as if one more piece of bad news would surely topple all that is good and beautiful. Jesus spoke plainly: love God and your neighbor, and all will be well. The sun has risen on another day. God is offering us yet another chance to try again.