Love conquers all/some

Apparently it was a very moving sermon about all you need is love.

 

Have they not heard

that every marriage starts in love ?

Have they not heard

that love incarnate, gentle bird

covers the earth in thought and word,

and cruel death despite the dove ?

Have they not heard ?

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

32 thoughts on “Love conquers all/some”

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  1. “love incarnate, gentle bird

    covers the earth in thought and word,”
    Lovely words Jane!
    Love can persist for the departed or perish after the vows – we need it strengthening from the source

    1. That’s true unfortunately. No arranged marriage can be based on anything but coercion. I was really getting my dander up about the whole notion of love being all we need. Goebbels loved his children, so what does that prove?

      1. Yes, arranged marriages–especially young girls forced to marry men who rape and beat them.
        It’s true that love doesn’t solve everything, but love rather than hate. And the concept of love over politicians who spout racist rants and stir up the haters. I think that’s what the sermon was also about. But after all, it was a wedding sermon, so it should be about love–plus MLK quotes. 😉

      2. Of course, and as such not to be taken too seriously. As a dyed in the wool anti-monarchist, anything to do with the royals gets me wound up 🙂

    1. To be honest, I’m not sure that love has much of a role to play in putting the world to rights. Compassion, integrity and common sense are probably what’s needed.

    1. So few actions are completely disinterested, even among family. If you’re in the position of depending on anyone, you soon see how few people you can trust. As for ‘loving’ all of humanity. Count me out.

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