My expression of genuine love

I was observing the sun go down promptly,
admiring how it hits the end
when an eye caught me.
By the time my thoughts beat my imagination,
a strong cloud of wonder encompassed me.
I became unconscious, under a terrific cloud of reality;
Presently, from a deep silence
I could hear the language of LOVE:
The silence spoke of love.
Love is a light from heaven,
A spark from an immortal fire,
Offered to us by God, the Supreme being
Through Jesus Christ, His divine son.
Love is the golden mystery of Creation,
A string that connects all as one,
Unique like the stars in the sky,
Ever new and fresh each moment.
Love is the Creator, the God Almighty
From whose word all things were made,
A life-giver, an excellent maker, an amazing God,
A divine God and mercy itself.
Love is music echoing from a sweet mouth,
Like carolling of birds in the air:
Its mellow song restores comfort.
Love brightens the heart.
Love is like the angels of God
Always within and around to accomplish us,
To erase fear and loneliness,
Cheering us amazing feelings.
Love is the fruit of sacrifice,
Steadfast as the skies,
Brighter than the sun.
Love is wise and strong.
Love is the greatest of all adventure of every human:
Unless we practice unconditional love,
Unless we breathe hope in the beloved,
Our love can never produce a smile on a friend.
When out of the dark life unfolds like a flower,
To fulfil the prophecy of love,
To offer its gift of joy, awakening the hearts of the beloved,
If our love is not rooted in Christ, in vain have we loved.
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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