Friday, May 2, 2008

Love, Time, and Relationship

"I've given up everything for you. What else do you want from me?" that's what a man said to his significant other when their relationship has gone for almost a year. Men didn't realize that women want something simple, which is the presence of his man. Not just women, but God, friends, family, and even your dog need your presence. They want you to be at your side. Why do they need it?
We're living on a same world, 1 day 24 hours. Time is our life. Time is the most precious gift from God because you only have a limited amount of time. We can pile up a lot of money, but we can't create time. When we give our time to someone, it means that we're giving our life to that person. For an example, like when we go out on a date with our significant other, that means we're giving our life to him / her at that time. Because time is life! But then, what's the connection with love?
God ordered us to love HIM and to love our friends. Then what kind of love that God wants us to give? The biggest love you can ever give is your life. While we know from the above equation that life equals time. Which means that the biggest love you can give to someone is when you wanted to spend time with someone. How important something is to someone can be measured by the time he's willing to sacrifice for an activity. Like, someone who put top priority on sleeping then he / she would give 10 hours per day for his / her resting time.
You could give something to someone without love. But you couldn't love someone without give. When you love someone give the best gift for him / her. Give your time and give your life.

Life best be lived with love. Love best be expressed with time.
The best time to love someone is now.

Inspired by Purpose Driven Life (Rick Warren)

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