“Of all powers, love is the most powerful and the most powerless. It is the most powerful because it alone can conquer that final and most impregnable stronghold which is the human heart. It is the most powerless because it can do nothing except by consent.” Frederick Buechner, renowned author and theologian well into his 90s.
Love, so priceless, so essential to uplifting our spirits on the worst of our days. A relationship, of course, is no panacea, but with the right person, it is worth every sacrifice.
May God bless each of us with an ever-increasing capacity to love. It is a grand gift.