My computer’s English Thesaurus has no less than seventeen synonyms for the word LOVE. But, surprisingly it has only one antonym—HATE. Does this irony interest you as much as me?

The American singer Tina Turner sang it best: “Oh what’s love got to do got to do with it… Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

Tina asked the right questions—especially now in our world that at its outer rims seems to be disintegrating into a chaos of greed and its counterpart—hatred. I look into my heartfelt place from time-to-time and am I surprised at what I find there: absolutely! So, as Tina sings… “I’ve been taking on a new direction. But I have to say: I’ve been thinking about my own protection. It scares me to feel this way.”

Love is scary because it exposes our deepest selves; may be rejected; may be used against us, and in fact not be seen at all.

So my sisters and brothers of our planet, whether or not we are free to express our love for one another openly, we are always free to feel that love. And in this case, God sees your intent. Can there be any bigger blessing?