Wednesday, October 11, 2006

just a thought

Since everyone now knows that love is just a feeling, why haven't the marriage vows changed from "I do" to "I feel like it"?  Or perhaps, "Sure, that sounds good for now".
Perhaps vows mean a bit more than that.  As Fr. Corapi was talking this morning, love is a decision.  It isn't always easy.  But loving our spouse or our neighbor is just a subset of loving the Lord.  We encounter times that we may not "feel" like it, but love sticks it out.  Saying Yes when the feelings say I can't, won't or don't want to.
Love is an act of the will, not an emotion.

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