This is one of my favorite topics that I never talk about.
I was recently sent a link to an article about someone who had “fallen out of love” with their significant other. After reading through some of turmoil this person went through, they made the point that they had decided to “choose to love” their partner.
I sat and thought about that; choosing to love someone. That is one of the things that has always resonated with me about Jesus’ teaching; we should love one another. There are different types of love. We love are friends and family. But then there are certain people that touch us in a way as to heighten the feeling of love. They affect us in such a way as to reach into the depths of our heart and warm our souls. That is a very rare and special feeling. I just don’t believe you can get that from “choosing” to love someone.
I have often wondered why we “fall in love” with certain people. I have always thought that it was some message from God saying that we should be a special part in someone else’s life; whether or not they feel the same way about us. Love is a gift from God that should be cherished and given back to the world.