Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Unloved people are sick more often. I cannot think of anything more peace-filling, more soothing, more contentment inducing than to be loved. To be reassured of someone’s love, is like having a fresh shower with a cool breeze after a lengthy dry period that drains the earth of all moisture. Love is the most profound encounter with which God blesses us. Ah, it is like being wrapped in a soft blanket of God’s loving energy. Love impacts our mental and physical well-being. Without exaggeration, we can declare that it essential for our survival. Indeed, it mysteriously touches our emotions, but it also affects our body. Notice how much better you feel physically and how your mood improves when you receive a hug or affection, or when you have expressed your love to someone or participate in an act of love? Loving and being loved actually improves our level of health.