The great story is the search by the lover for the beloved.
I love M.
I am in love with M.
[angry as well; in love and in pain, simul.]
To love as Christ loves. (ask, seek, knock).
God pursues. Christ stands. Spirit groans.
I am he. I seek her even if she will not be found. Better to die in pursuit and hope — even pursuit and none — than giving up. Better to live in patient persistence than in forsaking and forgetting.
The Return is the great journey.
Back to Shire.
… and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
Virtue grows from grace; grace flows from marriage.
I love M because I don’t want to live in a world where I don’t.
With Puddleglum I believe in Aslan though there is no Aslan to believe in.
Our flourishing is obedience in God, fidelity to our promise, love for each other.
14 July 19