The Love of God flows one way,
Like the streams that flow into the rivers
And the rivers that flow into the Sea.
It does not require reciprocation.
It does not fret itself for rain.
It simply lets go to the belief
That those it loves are worth loving.
Even when they're not.
In that way, it is unlike human love.
There are no wedding vows, no conditions.
It is a one way agreement - a choice.
I choose to love you,
To commit myself to loving you forever,
No matter how you treat me.
It says - I will not forsake you
Even if you forsake me.
I will suffer on your cross
For as long as you hold me there.
And when you finally take me down and bury me,
I'll rise again with love in my heart for you.
It is the new love.
The old love is tattered and worn.
It is almost good for nothing
And is ready to be thrown into the fire
In preference to the new.
And the good news is
That you do not need the agreement or approval
Of anyone but yourself to begin.