God’s love has everything to give …
Does the ache for love that is eternal ever cease?
Pop songs about heartbreak and love eternal (however distorted)
all speak of our longing for a love we are all longing for …
That we confuse and distort.
Love for its own sake … an aching that is never satisfied.
Love for the other: beginnings of love divine.
Seeking the best and desiring the best for another.
Heart desires a love that takes a lifetime … a consuming fire
we may encounter in seeking the face of God.
Desire, passion, romantic love: such a wonder
Ascending our hearts to the highest pinnacle,
but crashing to the ground shattering the heart.
Eros disordered is heartbreak in the making.
O God. Make our distortions of love be remade and put aright.
O God. Let your consuming fire set our hearts atop the mountain of purgation
that we may be renewed and know what Love,
who Love truly is.
Every gift from You a grace–
infused with joy and wonder;