Ok that sounds rather lame but how do you avoid the trap of saying the words without the true meaning? How do you know when its right? It's easy to look back on a failed relationship and have those "ah-ha' moments when you realize that it really wasn't what you thought it was but how do you avoid that in the future? Hmm.. just pondering...
I like the article because it exposes and debunks love to be an "emotion" (a mistake so many make precisely of the way that article presented it - and at the root of it is TV and the media - via all sorts of entertainment venues), but I don't agree that it's a verb. To me, most importantly, love is a decision, and decision is a noun if I remember my grammar correctly.
What is also important to note is that even if one had true love for another, it does not make for a successful marriage ALONE. Love is just one of five key pillars I can identify that makes a lifelong marriage work. If any of these five pillars crumble, you better get it replaced quick or the marriage will crumble too.
The five pillars, I have posted before. Again, they are:
When one of these qualities is missing, it begins to erode the others and the marriage is ruined if not fixed.
LOVE IS A DECISION.
As I can see, I see our acts of faith as decisions too, but that elaboration puts any words I could come up with to shame. I am keeping that one on file to read and contemplate.
Again, much thanks for sharing those words of Bl. Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, in blessed memory.
We have heard this be said: "How do I love thee, let me count the ways..."
Well, maybe all we have to be is mindful and start doing acts of kindness, express gestures, make willful sacrifices, talk and share and keep committing our actions to those around us instead of ourselves, and in time (God's time) the greatest work of God is presented to man, a woman God creates, just for him.
I am sure that every man would agree with me that there is no more beautiful a creation, save God, in all of heaven or earth than the woman God has so prepared for a man.
Yes, I think we men need to start counting the ways :) if not doing so already.
"... Love then is an act of faith, a declaration of the unseen as the real..."http://www.ewtn.com/library/YOUTH/LOVEDREA.TXT