Thought of the Day June 7, 2023 Love is stronger than death

By 10:21 AM

 I think love – deep human love, does not know death… Real love says, Forever.Love will always reach out toward the eternal. Love comes from that place within us where death cannot enter. Love does not accept the limits of hours, days, weeks, months, years, or centuries. Love is not willing to be imprisoned by time.” (Henri Nouwen)

This is a reflection of what is found in the Song of Songs: "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For Love is strong as Death, longing is fierce as Sheol. Its arrows are arrows of fire, flames of the divine. Deep waters cannot quench love nor rivers sweep it away. Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly despised." (8:6-7) If this is true of real human love, how much is it true of the love between a person and God. 

Then we have the teaching of St. Paul. "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:36-37) How powerful is true love!

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