By: Marc Bergman
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor 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.” 1 Corinthians 4:8
Our lives are full of things we love: people, places, activities, feelings, nature, food and so on. Some may love spring rolls, some may love teacup pigs, some may love Rogue Running. At times, it may seem that our love turns against us. We lose access or ability. We make mistakes or experience failure. In these times, the worst thing you can do is lose faith.
All of a sudden, it may feel like the wheels fell off, you lost your grip, and things are out of control. You don’t know why and you get angry, then sad, then angry again. Do not worry! Do not give up! Everything happens for a reason and if you see short sighted, you are certain to miss a valuable lesson. Do not be selfish, do not be hasty for you are prone to make bad decisions. Be careful, be kind and trust that it will pass, it will get better, it will come back.
Endure through the trials and obstacles before you and emerge stronger and more confident. Be patient and you will be rewarded with a clearer path to a greater result. Be humble, accept your situation, learn something new and positive every moment while you are on your journey. Remain honest to yourself and take forward steps slowly and deliberately.
Is there a rainbow after every storm and a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow? No one knows for sure, but if you believe there is, then you are one step closer.
Am I speaking of a love for a person torn away? Maybe. Am I speaking of a love for running hampered by injury? Maybe. Am I speaking of a love for life and the hope it brings each new day? Certainly. Happy Valentine’s Day. May you experience all kinds of love today and everyday.