<3always is a Rachel Scott-ism that I’ve adopted as my own motto. It is an ever-present reminder and commission to me…
When I call it my “motto,” I don’t mean that it is what I do. I don’t, sadly enough. It is, however, what I want to do. That is, I feel, what I should strive to do with my life. I feel that even if I never do anything genius, revolutionary or brave, but I succeed in loving all people I encounter at all times, it will be a great victory.
My, this does seem like a fantasy though. It will truly take Jesus to make this dream of mine come true – to love always. So often I am convicted that I have not fulfilled that mission. When I snap at someone or even allow myself to harbor hard feelings against someone, I am failing to love them. I pray that God works on me and helps me truly LOVE. ALWAYS.
When it comes down to it though… I do love people very deeply. I am loyal to the people I love (not because I’m a great person or anything silly like that, but because I seriously can’t help loving them!). When I love a person, I hate to let them go. I guess that’s part of why the phrase “love always” is so appealing to me… Love. Always. It’s so reassuring. So comforting. So secure. One of my biggest fears is losing people I love because I know that even if they’re out of my life – even if years go by – I’ll never stop loving them. And if I never stop loving them, it will hurt that much more to not have them with me.
I guess this is just the way human relationships are though. Some people may be very selfless and very loving, but they’re still human and they can still fail you. There is always fear in human love. As was stated by Jordan Taylor (of BlimeyCow) “Fear is the opposite of love.” I believe that humans were created to be social creatures and relate to one another, but as a result of the Fall of Man, we are unable to love each other perfectly – without self interest and without fear.
With all of the uncertainty of human bonds… Two words still my nervous soul. Love always. I am comforted because this is the kind of love Jesus gives. It’s constant and true. God literally IS love, so it’s no wonder He’s so good at it!
God is the giver of love. He truly does love always. He is the one who gives people the ability to love well. To put others first consistently. To love always.
I fail so hard, as my friends and family can tell you. I don’t love always. But because of Jesus Christ’s influence in my life…. I… I really, really want to. I want to offer security and love to others. I want them to feel safe with me. I want them to know that they can trust me. I want to be truly trustworthy. I want to help people. …
So there is my rambling for the day. XP Yeah… so, that’s my dream. To love forever and to love always. What’s your dream? : )
Peace out, chaps. <3always in Christ; always yours,
Sorry if I’ve posted this song before, lol. ^ I honestly can’t recall.