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Beneath the Surface ❤

You know, most things should not be taken at face value, especially the word ‘Love’. At one point in our lives, we’ve said the words ‘I love you.’ It is not saying it people! It is proving it. My friend once posted on Facebook; “until you have read 1 Corinthians 13, you should not say you are in love.” Another of my friends said “Love does not exist in Nigeria anymore.” I laughed at that. People have turned this word ‘Love’ to a caricature of what it is.

Love is being able to sacrifice your time. Love involves trust. It is being able to respect a person’s decision. It is being able to tell the truth, even if it hurts. Love involves prayer. It is patient, it is kind. It does not envy. Above all, love is God.

I recently attended the traditional wedding/engagement of my friend’s elder sister. My friends and I assisted in serving food and drinks to the guests. I was captivated by what I saw that day. You know that kind of wedding that makes you long for yours (Lol..I am allowed to daydream). I remembered the bride’s entrance. I almost dropped the tray I was carrying. She looked so beautiful and happy. I also remember her mother’s smile. It was the smile of a woman whose daughter had made her proud. There was love in her eyes. The groom must have been thinking ‘yeah, I am a lucky man.’ Oh, the father of the bride was proud alright. I could not take my eyes off the couple. You should have seen them talking.Their smiles and the general closeness literally made me cry. All I needed was one look to know that indeed, it was true love, one that had been ordained by God (so my friend, love still exists in Nigeria). Favour kept on saying “I’m getting married next” (Yeah, right). Everything was beautiful. Love itself is beautiful.

So, people. Love is not just a word. It involves your actions. Love will never lie to you. Love will always sacrifice. It is eternal. Love is not all about weddings though. Love is about family, friendship and bonds that will last for a lifetime ‘Love’ will never be those four letters. Love will always be beneath the surface.

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I'm Oseruona Asak, popularly known as 'Ruona. I've finally put myself out here to share my thoughts since I often need to share what goes on in my mind...

8 thoughts on “Beneath the Surface ❤

  1. Nice piece. I believe you. True love still exists and it conquers all. If only we will give ourselves and hearts to truly love then it will come to us. What you believe and have faith in, is what you get.If you don’t believe it exists, you’ll never find it.Jesus is love. I pray we find love.

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  2. love is in d heart. according to wat u’ve said, love is everything written in 1 cor. 13. love goes beyond wat we see. love is never blind. love starts from u nd I. love is everywhere. love is God

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  3. Too long, got bored after “turned love into a caricature”. Love Is great, love gives you a reason to live… yes we should listen to our hearts but what most people don’t get is that love like hate, joy, sorrow, rage is an emotion. It’s never been or will be forever. Things change, people change and feelings change too.

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    1. Thank you for your opinion.
      I was actually looking at love from the Bible. When I said that people have turned love into a caricature, I actually meant saying it without meaning it (like those people that have turned love to sex) and those ones who don’t carry the attributes of love in 1 Corinthians 13.
      I really loved hearing from you.

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