Love once given, or taken, lasts forever. It is not just for a day, a month, or a year, love is forever.
When we are loved by someone, we are loved for eternity. The same holds true when we ourselves love. We don’t just stop loving someone one day because they are no longer around, or hurt us.
When a relationship ends, the love doesn’t disappear. We may lock it away because it is painful for us, but the love remains. No matter the reason, even when it is a bad relationship, once we have felt that love, it is there, in our hearts always. We just have the great ability to compartmentalize that love. When we have let go of the pain we are able to open that door and remember the joy that was felt when the love was new.
When someone we love dies, their love doesn’t end, nor do we stop loving them. It is that love that carries us through our sorrow, and our sorrow that reminds us just how much we loved. The person, though longer physically with us, still loves us, only from a different place. They watch over us and love us always.
When we teach our children to love, our love passes through us to them, and eventually from them to their own children. It is an ever growing circle that will be as big, or small, as we choose to make it.
Don’t hold back your love, or close yourself off from being loved, this is the greatest gift of all. God showed just how much you can love someone; Jesus showed us that love never dies and there is a way for us all be together again.
We have the infinite capacity to love as many people as we choose and be loved by as many as we allow, the choice is ours. When we do this our love carries on, why? Well, because love is eternal.