At church, a mother and her two baby girls were sitting at the back row, while her toddler was talking, yelling, screaming, giggling, laughing, crying, whispering, whispering very loudly throughout the service. The pastor had to almost yell at the podium to fight against those noise. At some point I was thinking, "Damn, why didn't that woman just take them out for a second to calm them down? what is she thinking?"
The pastor asked all the children to come up to the front for the children sermon, including that noisy little girl. After the sermon, pastor gave them suckers. The noisy girl, took 2 suckers, one in each hand, ran back to her mom at the back, and said in a loud joyful voice, "MOM! I'VE GOT YOU SUCKER TOO!" At that point I realized that even though I don't personally know that woman, but she is a good mother. What a blessing that the child can grow up in within the love of God, what a joy for that mother to have a child who loves her mom so much, and what a shame for me to be the only one in the congregation who did not show patience, endurance, and love.
Love is like oxygen, invisible, transparent, scentless, penetrates every corner, you breath in and out without even any consciousness of its existence. But it sustains life, which ultimately gives meaning and color to this world. It is everywhere.
Love is like drawing a black little dot on a big blank white paper. While everyone would see the dot and thinks this image is too plain too dry too blank too empty, love is like the white surrounding. If you see the white space on the paper as substance, this image is actually filled with solid sonority. It is every other.
Love is like a raging sea. It is that forceful, unstoppable, powerful, and sometimes even fearful. Love is effortless, yet meanwhile exhausting. You don't love just merely for the sake of love, you love for the sake of the person you love. Love is when you drain out all you have without even noticing. It is everything.
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