The Heart Has A Backbone

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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After watching show after show, reading book after book, and viewing movie after movie, I was enraged by the flimsy status 'love' was starting to hold in the media. The straw that broke the camel's back was catching up on the entire last season of 90210...oh! I went to bed with my blood boiling and my mind working in overtime. Why proclaim love for one person only to be blown away by another? Why profess undying affection for one person, only to be torn by the power of lust for another? No, love is not blown away by spineless words, or staggered by questioning.
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The question that came up time and time again was whether one could love more than one person at a time? Without mention about philia or agape kinda loving, they are speaking of 'love' as though it were a hollywood career that could be steered in any which direction called. Love has backbone. I have been involved in several debates of late concerning the value of marriage in modern day society. Not in regards to same-sex unions, but in the sense of it being no more than a contractual/legal document binding two parties together. According to the sceptics, 'love' is a modern social construction, and marriage proves nothing of the partnership than making a formal commitment to remain together. My coworker cited age-old unions being an economical investment for families to rise in heirarchy, or gain more power, with the ideal of love being a new phenomenon. I beg to differ. I cite the bible, greek mythology, etc as evidence that 'love' is timeless.
My coworker's viewpoint is that marriage is forcing one to remain in a union even when change has taken effect. In my opinion, change is inevitable; the most constant thing in life. Marriage serves as the next step of commitment for partners, not to be embarked on a whim in vegas. Yes, some shotgun unions last a lifetime, but the odds are slim. So also, is the idea that the 'love' you felt at the beginning of the relationship, will remain the same 50 years down the line. I'm not the same as I was 10 years ago, so how can I expect my partner to be? Change should be embraced along with love, in order for progress to occur. The rebellion against change, or the denial of growth in a union, is what tears most eyes away from the prize of fidelity, and into the arms of adultery.
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Love is being confused with lust, but in order to truly love, a firm foundation is a must. Xisses