Above all I believe in God, and I believe in the power of love. Inasmuch as I love, I am still learning to love. I write about personal change because I see my life moving in spectrums, challenging my growth from a time of separation, rebellion and adolescence, towards learning to do what is right, always failing to be perfect, but forever trying to be in likeness of Him. I mean to share thoughts of faith, love, hope, joy, renewal, failed attempts (but not failure!), struggles, helplessness, promises, expectations and fulfilment, which are part of my life. I live to love because I believe that is the intention of my Creator.
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey'd Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lack'd anything.
A guest, I answer'd, worthy to be here:
Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
Who made the eyes but I?
Truth Lord, but I have marr'd them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
My dear, then I will serve.
You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:
So I did sit and eat.
- George Herbert, 1593-1633