Friday, February 12, 2010

All You Need is Love

In 2001 Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor stared in the film Moulin Rouge. I am not too sure I liked the movie, but I really enjoyed the soundtrack. At one point McGregor is singing to Kidman; who would have thought that this guy could sing, I mean this is Obi-Wan Kenobi we are talking about. But back on track, he is singing “All you need is Love…” For this to make sense, let’s look at what love is. Webster’s Dictionary defines love as: 1. Intense affection. 2. A feeling of attraction resulting from sexual desire. defines love as: The most spectacular, indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone. This sounds like the type of love I see in stores, hear on the radio and see on T.V. Later in the song Kidman responds “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs” to which he says, “I look around and I see, it isn’t so.” So right he is, as Valentine’s Day approaches commercialism says that we must show our love by participating in these silly love songs. But what happens when that feeling of love runs out? Well isn’t that when real love comes around. The – you are making me really upset and I feel not one iota of love but I am choosing to love you – love. This is where we make the choice to love our husbands and children every day. Now when Valentine’s Day is past and the feeling of store bought love is gone; remember the words of 1 Corinthians 13 and make the choice of love.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I couldn't agree more. I love how you put this.