Too much is chalked up to how I feel about these things.
I used to hate Valentine's Day. Thought it was so gushy, mushy, sentimental, sweet and so not real life.
And then I got married, and wanted to make the most of it. In fact, I thought in marriage it would be the best time to celebrate wedded love.
Well, I won't say much on that, 'cuz we just happen to not be the sentimental sort - except for every other day of the year, when I am showered with love that is undeserved, unmerited and so beyond what I had every hoped for.
But the bedrock of my life is not romantic love. It is PERFECT LOVE.
I base my existence on the fact that I am perfectly loved.
A love so holy,
so wonderful -
Beyond my ability to describe.
It is not the wedded bliss love of the earthly human realm.
It is Divine.
Being loved perfectly means my fear is unnecessary.
Earlier today I was finding myself worrying about my children - what if this happens to them, or that, or they suffer, or I suffer, or they go through things that are hard, what if they suffer too much... And I caught myself - I, who pride myself on not being a worrier, was worrying.
I asked myself, 'Why are you thinking these things?' 'Because I fear for them...This is a crazy scary world we live in!' 'Why do you fear for them? Is God not capable of keeping them in His way?'
I recognized that the root of my fear/worry was a lack of trust in the goodness - the very heart of - the Divine and Perfect love of God.
Be released from your fear today. Wash yourself anew in the Perfect Love of the One Who Loves Perfectly.