Love: Life’s Greatest Indefinable Reality!
How do you define love? If you say, “God is love!” now you have two indefinable realities. The Apostle Paul tried to define love in 1 Cor. 13, and ended up writing an entire chapter about it. Even with the Holy Spirit’s help he was overwhelmed. Nevertheless, love is certainly a reality. Ask anyone who has experienced it. As they say, “It’s better felt then tell’t.”
In 1 Cor. 14:1 Paul said to “pursue” love. i.e.: go after it! Make it happen! That means love is actually a volition (act of the will), not an emotion (reaction to stimuli). At the risk of sounding unromantic, love is something we make ourselves do. Choosing to love, and being determined to keep on loving; is what produces love’s greatest rewards. Laughter, passion, intimacy, family, emotional highs, memories that last a lifetime; all these come from making the choice to love, and then keeping that choice with determination.
We don’t actually fall into, or out of, love. Instead, we choose to accept it or reject it. When we choose to accept love, it abounds all around us. When we choose to reject love, it abounds all the more in attempts to break through. Love is everywhere because God is love and God is everywhere. So, if you’re fighting it, just stop. Love is life’s greatest indefinable reality, and it’s here to stay.