Can you believe we are already in the Month of February? Where has the time gone? It seems like it was just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas, which leads me to this blog on Love. As we enter the month of February we hear and see more about love than any other time, because of Valentine’s Day. However, I believe, love should be celebrated and honored every day.
As one of my Christmas gifts, my husband gave me this beautiful personal Leather-Bound book, which is a daily reading of various quotes on love, entitled:
"HOW DO I LOVE THEE, ANECIA"
"CELEBRATING MY LOVE FOR YOU EVERY DAY"
Given to you with love
Each day brings a beautiful reminder of love. On January 8, the entry was written by Erich Fromm, a German-born American psychoanalyst and social philosopher. He wrote,
“Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.”
The words of Erich Fromm remind us that Love is a verb, it requires action. In the above quote we see action words like, commit, give, act of faith to reference love. To commit your love to another requires movement on your part as well as that of the receiver. To give and receive love completely requires movement and trust, and when all is said and done to love is an act of faith because faith is believing when you cannot see.
Love requires action.