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Love and passion

Discovering Fire “After man has mastered the winds the waves and the tides, some day he will harness for God the energies of love, and then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire” (Teilhard de Jardin) This thought has held me captive from the time it touched my eyes and ears and heart. It has fueled continual ponderings on myself and on the world. To simply talk of love in wholeness - Affection, Friendship, Eros and Charity (Lewis definition in The Four Loves) is left best for large books. They are all beautiful parts, but my place in life has urged me to delve into the intimate side of love – to talk about the Act of Marriage. A risky endeavor, as did C.S Lewis, I will write before I fully experience intimacy at it’s finest. It is a time for me to find and give a voice of reason to the strong feelings and beliefs in my heart. Beliefs that will and have caused heated and well argued opposition in my life. This paper will endeavor to make clear that the lies about love and marriage told in the traditions of the world will not and have not helped man to discover the fire of love, but that intimate love, purified through God holds more power than the mind can conceive. “ Love operates according to the eternal laws and manifests itself at Various levels that are consistent with the order of the universe and other eternal immutable laws”(Allen, 13) If for a moment we look at love through the universe, one level is like the glory of the sun, and another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars. Even so one star is greater in glory and brilliance than the other, and this it seems with love. In what I write I don’t presume that if one does not live in such a way he cannot feel love, but I do say, it is difficult for me to see how one can feel love in it’s purest, most elevated form. The love that is expres...

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