Increasingly, I find myself drawn to reading, listening, and talking about love. To learn how to love.
Sometimes, people come to us seeking help; they want solace and relief from their internal struggles. Sometimes, they simply observe us, attempting to find answers to their questions through our way of life, our words, and our actions. Everyone desires to have someone close who can serve as an example of love. But to what extent do we possess the measure of love ourselves?
Let me share a story I came across on the internet.
One morning, an elderly man in his eighties visited a doctor and asked to quickly dress a wound. The doctor inquired why he was in such a hurry. The elderly man replied that he needed to get to the hospital to see his wife, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's for five years. After dressing the wound, the doctor asked if the wife would be upset if he arrived a bit late. The man responded that she hasn't recognized him for a long time. The doctor was astonished. How could one worry about being late to meet someone who doesn't even know who you are? The man smiled and uttered remarkable words: "She may not know who I am, but I know who she is."
How I wish to possess even a fraction of the love that this man had! I feel that with such a gift of love, the impossible becomes possible. One can endure discomfort cheerfully, willingly offer the best to others, joyfully undertake challenging tasks, fervently pray for loved ones, and tenderly embrace those close to us.
In a world often preoccupied with the self, this story serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of selfless love. The man's love for his wife transcended the boundaries of recognition and became an enduring force, reminding us all of the profound impact genuine, selfless love can have on our lives.
Original article: https://radiovera.ru/dar-lyubvi