Love’s Challenge

“True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.” – Ellen G. White

If you’ve ever had the rare privilege of touching true love, you know how real and powerful it is. True love, sufficiently yielded to, can overcome any obstacle which stands in its way, but you must trust that you have sufficient courage and wisdom within you to rise consistently to meet the challenges presented by that which would seek to frustrate the expression of true love on earth, as it is in heaven.

You can either live in fear that love cannot overcome or live in the faith and eventual knowledge that love’s power is supreme. The choice is that simple.

What will it be? Will you let fear rule your heart and determine your fate or will you yield to love’s command and challenge?

2 thoughts on “Love’s Challenge

  1. I found the following that seems to distill your words in assisting to apply them.
    “Fortitude is the virtue to remove any obstacle that keeps the will from following reason.” Thomas Aquinas
    “to possess any virtue a person must be able to sustain in the face of difficulty.” Cardinal point in Greek philosophy
    “Courage is derived from love. ” “One of courage with audacity will die. One of courage, but gentle spares death. From these two kinds of courage arise harm and benefit.”
    Good to think on your words and these things in the living of life.


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