This I Believe

Joe - Ames, Iowa
Entered on February 10, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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I believe love is an ineffable thing. I believe it’s the purpose of our life, it’s the purpose of life.

Love is forgiveness and charity, and love knows no bounds. To fully love another

is to fully love love itself and life itself. To fully love another is to fully

love everybody- and the whole world, too! To love another is to commit yourself

to their own life and love- And only for the sake of love! Love does not know

consequence, love is creative and wise. And this is just what I know of love!

Love is greater than my ability to understand it!

I believe the words “I love you” mean more than anyone could

ever know. It’s romantic to say these words. Yet, love is greater than romance.

If I do not say “I love you” because I am uncertain about love, then I will never

say “I love you”, because I will never fully know what love is.

I believe it is better to hope in a love that is greater than our capacity to

understand it than to reason a love that exists strictly within our minds. It is

better for me to tell you what you mean to me in hope that these words are

greater than my capacity to understand them than to rationalize human emotions

and disguise this as love. My love for you comes from a hope for love.

I love you.