Lovers: Please give us something to talk about.
Show us how it's possible to love at all times. To live in close proximity with someone else and see all there is to see and still love. Show us that there's mutual reward and effectiveness in life when you are loved like this. Show us that this can not only be done, but that it can be done well - with gladness and enjoyment and thrill.
We need you to show us how it's possible to truly offer yourself to another. To live for that person's happiness even more than your own. Show us that it's freeing not to hold on to your own ways and rights but to lose yourself in what another desires. Show us that this can not only be done, but that it can be done well - with purity of motive and tenderness and grace.
And could you show us how it's really possible to desire someone else. To live in the light of their words, their caress and their acceptance. Show us how we're made to bond to another in trust, for all time, the resulting security becoming foundation for our days. Show us that this can not only be done, but that it can be done well - with wisdom and intimacy and happy endings.
To the lovers among us - show us this kind of love; for it's this kind with which Jesus loves us.
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