I have always said, the guy I will marry will be the love of my life, but God will always be the love of my eternity, as if the love of my life will end when I pass away. Today I learned something different. As I walked the Stations of the Cross, Jesus taught me that there is more to my statement. I have one life and one eternity, they are not separable. I only live once! #YOLO I will simply pass from one place to the other. There I will still love. The love of my life will continue to be the love of my life, but with a pure form of love. Love doesn’t stop loving. Jesus didn’t stop loving me after he ascended into heaven. He his love continued, because love loves on.
What we begin on earth we will continue in heaven. Look at the saints, what they began on earth they continued after their passing. From the silence of a hermitage ST. Charbel began his Journey of love, he sowed the seeds in his life time and reaped them in his eternal home. His love didn’t stop, today and everyday it seems that my brother ST. Charbel has a new miracle that is attributed to him through the grace of God. Love doesn’t stop, love continues eternally.
ST. Helena, the queen that shook her son's kingdom with love, the love she had sown then I felt a few weeks ago. I felt it when I held the relic of the wood of the cross close to my heart. There and then I felt my heart beat as if never had before. As I held the cross I learned that it alone is the source of my life. I was able to do that because the love that ST. Helena began in earthly journey continued for a thousand plus years. It continued and grew until it reached me.
Love doesn’t stop, love changes to become pure love after we pass to His arms. It becomes more aware because we see things as they truly are, but it doesn’t stop it continues.
So, to the man I will one day marry by the grace of God I say, “I love you today and I will love you eternally, there not as your wife because Christ said we will neither marry nor be given in marriage, but with the love that Christ will transform in my heart.”
To my family and to everyone that I love... I love you today, and I will love you eternally, because “God is love”. Therefore, love comes from Him and love will return to him.
To all those who have ever hurt me and to those who will hurt me, I say "thank you for being the reason I turn to God." I love you today, and by his grace I will love you eternally.
Love remains, today, tomorrow, and forever.