The Song of Forever
Forever is a holy word
I've stolen from God's vocabulary
that I dare to utter
when speaking of my love for you.
From the ten thousand names of God,
with lips trembling in fear,
I have chosen Forever
to sing of my love for you.
Idolatry — to make human love divine
and put it on par with God.
No, not idolatry, but identity,
for love and God are one
when love longs to be Forever.
O You who never created love,
but are Love, and Love-Forever,
gift me with Your sacred heart
to love You, and my beloved,
From the beginning, God wedded human love and God-love together as one and the same — even when human loving falls short of forever. Gratefully, human love is awakened to its Godhood whenever such love struggles to be forever.
The tree of love can withstand all storms, droughts and disasters when its roots are entwined around the God-Stone at the center of the Earth. Love's zero gravity is made stable by being thus grounded in Ground Zero. Each time "Forever" is whispered in the darkness, it sends the roots of love racing to encircle more tightly the Sacred Stone.
So anchored in Love, our loves can withstand the dry desert winds of routine, the twisting tornadoes of emotional differences, infidelity and workaday chaos.
Forever — let us say it slowly, say it full of meaning, say it as one of the holy names of God.