You have seen your share of its strangeness!
“How can “he” live “her”?
What on earth do they see in each other?
And this is the remarkableness of love I write about. Love that goes both ways, equally supporting the other. Too often we see love as physical attraction… But as I learned in church youth camp by Rev Elzine Strong:
- “Beauty is on the skin, ugly is to the bone…Beauty fades away, but ugly stays on!”
- “Your teeth shine like the stars! They come out only at night!”
I believe true love is found even when our physical self repels. True love comes from that inside person that shines forth regardless of looks. True loves comes from the heart and pays no attention to our “ugliness”.
In fact, I believe true love trumps our own failings. We may have holes in our character, but love fills in the blanks.
The Apostle Paul helps us with this concept – filling ourselves with “true” stuff both in teaching and example.
Php 4:8-9 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
God help all of us love truly … Just like He loved us.