Friday, June 14, 2013

Love, If

For those of you out there seeking answers, may I suggest that there are answers, or rather, an answer.   


Love.

Jesus said it, Shakespeare set rhyme to it, Einstein deduced it, the Beatles sang it, Robert Indiana sculpted it, Dr. King and Gandhi and Mother Teresa fought for it; yet, despite these illustrious and accomplished proponents, each one of us must discover for ourselves that it is the truth, and the answer to everything.

Be advised, however, that knowing the answer is not the same as getting the answer, and knowing only marks your starting point on a new road, not an endpoint.   If you’re like me, what will happen next is that you will realize how perfectly terrible you are at it, and how far you actually are from your destination. 

It will probably shock you to know. 

On the other hand, if you’re like me, you’ll be thrilled to have found the road at all.

Anyway, here’s where I am now on that road, in exactly fourteen lines…


Love, if  

If you seek hope, believe in love
For where there is love there can be hope

If you seek joy, act on love
For where there is love there can be joy

If you seek courage, arm yourself with love
For where there is love there can be courage

If you seek wisdom, know love
For where there is love there can be wisdom

If you seek faith, trust in love
For where there is love there can be faith

If you seek peace, abide with love 
For where there is love there can be peace

If you seek them all, be love
And you will have them


Seems like such a small price to pay...

1 comment:

  1. Very well put. Seems very "Unity-ish." :)

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