Monday, August 29, 2011

Nothing Beats Love at First Sight Except Love with Insight

Two lifelong friends in their early 50's began to argue over the forthcoming marriage of one of them to a man who was only in his 30's. 

"I just don't believe in May-December marriages," the friend said.  "After all, December is going to find in May the strength and virility of springtime, but whatever is May going to find in December?"

The bride-to-be thought for a moment and then replied with a twinkle in her eye, "Christmas."

Many couples who claim they "fell in love at first sight" look back after years of marriage and adjust their opinions, saying, "I was infatuated," or "We felt an immediate attraction," or "There was electricity between us when we first met."  Love, however, is a word they have come to cherish--it is something they now share that is far richer and meaningful than the emotions they felt "at first sight."

One of the great qualities about genuine love is that it grows and deepens over time.  Time is life's nursery for love.  Tend to it as you would your most cherished plant, and Love's fragrance will continually remain.

The beginning of wisdom is this:  Get wisdom and whatever else you get, get insight.
Proverbs 4:7  NRSV

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