Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Post 90 should be special and I don't think I have talked about love on here yet and it is something that I study within the realms of both the gospel and human relations with much fascination and so I thought that I would post somewhat of my ideas/findings

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
-- Neil Gaiman.
Have you ever thought of a perfect, loving, Heavenly Father or His also perfect, loving Son Jesus Christ and thought how am I supposed to be like someone who is so different from myself?
I read this and I feel a little bit closer to Him and Them who have and continue to suffer so much for us and yet we are often the ones of extend friendship when the Savior asks for devoted love.

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