Beyond Mere Externals

Sweetheart…
When we’re not together, I’m good. My life is rich. But when you’re near, I’m more than good; my life is richer. So completely you have seized my attention. So soon you have taken up residence in my heart.

Author and American Christian pioneer Ellen G. White
two-hearts-graffiti-love-carol-leighTrue love is not a strong,
fiery, impetuous passion.
It is, on the contrary,
an element
calm and deep.
It looks beyond
mere externals,
and is attracted
by qualities alone.
It is wise
and discriminating,
and its devotion
is real and abiding.

Image:"Two Hearts Graffiti Love" by Carol Leigh