- Religion and Philosophy
A Poem About Unconditional Love: There Is No Flaw In You
‘Unconditional love’ is something easily said than we actually living the true life of loving others unconditionally. It simply means love without conditions or strings attached. The divine unconditional love I always remember each day is God loving me and giving His life for me when I don’t deserve it.
God commands us to love. This commandment is not simply saying “I love you” but has profound meaning. How we conduct ourselves and live with those around us will reveal whether we love unconditionally or not.
Sometimes, heartbreaking and unforgivable things can happen in our lives which will test the depth of unconditional love in our hearts. For example, if you are a man and your wife commits adultery with another man, how will you react the very first moment you hear her confess to you? If you forgive her, how will you react if she repeatedly disrespects you? The story of the Prophet Hosea and Gomer in the Bible is indeed a story of unconditional love in marriage.
"You Are All Fair, My Love, There Is No Flaw In You"
I am not the 'without blemish or spot' type
Nor am I one of those who live perfect lives
I have been tried and tested in the furnace of affliction
I've traversed mountains and valleys and have been wounded in soul
But every time you look into my eyes
You say “you are all fair, my love, there is no flaw in you”
Your love is blind, it does not see the scars of my past nor smell the stench of my wounds
There are no strings attached when you made yourself of no reputation
To stoop low to raise me up from the dust of the earth
You laid down your life
So that I can mount up with wings and soar like an eagle
You gave up everything that is so dear to you
So that my dignity and self-esteem be restored
You denied yourself, so that I can be known
You washed my dirt, so that I can be clean
You taught me that true love is not just words but action
You profoundly demonstrated humility, self-denial and love
Your blind love does not hear the harsh and disrespectful words I utter
Your blind love does not see my faults and mistakes
Even when I stab your heart it produces forgiveness
Your unconditional love is renewed every morning
I hear You say “Arise, my love, my fair one and come away”
I will humbly bow down and surrender my life to You
As I live to see your goodness expressed in your words
“You are all fair my love, there is no flaw in you”.
Bible reference: Song of Solomon 4:7