Love Always Wins

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Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, wedding was inspirational and significantly one of the most empowering international demonstrations of unconditional love in modern times.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding was a depiction of many layers of love and unity in a higher form. Their fairy tale-like union displays when humanity moves beyond the barriers of race, culture, and ideology real love have no restraints in exploring the character and content of one’s heart and not hue.

Throughout the ceremony there were reminders love and unity can and will transcend the walls of hatred and division when allowed to flow freely uninhibited- love always win.

For these reasons, the spiritual undertones of diversity and the undeniable power of love, makes this royal wedding one of the most impressive ones I’ve witnessed.  This was more than a wedding, it was a message to the nations.

Now, That’s Love

Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe, for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for them unless He loved them.

You do not have to believe to know that no one would do these things without the power of love- Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”

Love on the Other Side

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Photo credit: Steve Harvey web source

Recently I was watching a 70’s musical performance of classic groups like the Dells, Dramatics, Chi-lites, Temptations on the Public Broadcast station, Sister Sledge was one of the groups performing. Joni, one of its members, was in rare form and beautiful as usual.

Last week, at the age of 60, Joni (the one on the right) passed unexpectedly. The cause of her death is reportedly natural cause. This dynamic group consisted of Debbie, Kim, Kathy, and Joni. Some might remember their song We are Family. We are Family became a theme song for families during the early 70’s.

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This week, several individuals I know passed, suddenly. They were ages 44 and 51. Two weeks earlier I attended the funeral of a 92 years old woman.  I know death is inevitable and unapologetic, but the passing of these individuals sadden my heart. I must admit, of their passing, I was thinking more about the loved ones left behind.

The consolation I have in situations like these is death does not defeat love. Love conquers all and transcends death.  Therefore, I choose to embrace the reality death separates but love reigns.

`Yvonne L.