I have to confess that I love a good love story (& also that I love the idea of love). I especially admire stories of courting where friendships blossom and it’s all just so beautiful. I hoped for my personal love story to be alike to that. But recently I have come across stories where there is love on fire. Now I’m not sure which kind of love I would like to receive in my future.
I have always known that there are different types of love and even that people feel love in so very different ways. But some of the books that I have had the joy of stepping into have drawn a picture of comfortable love, where love blossoms from friendship and it is safe and lovely, as well as love that burns with passion and seems almost alive all on its own.
I believed that I would want safe and comfortable love, but when you realize that there’s the safe choice that will appease you and the radical choice that is a risk but fulfills you, how can you choose to settle??
It is of my opinion that any portrayal of romantic love can be flipped back tumour relationship with God. Why should I settle for this lukewarm relationship and love that most people settle for within Christianity, when I could burn bright like a star. Some may argue that those that burn bright do not burn for as long, but I would rather shine for the world to see, both spiritually and romantically, than to fade into the background of comfort and safety.
We were never designed to be comfortable and I know most humans strive to reach true comfort in their lifetime, but I have always wanted to step out and burn bright.