Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Just A Thought

It has occurred to me on several occasions that sacrifice and love may have a connection that goes back a long way. For nearly two-thousand years, one of Western civilization's great 'keepers' has contained this passage: "Greater love hath no man than a man lay down his life for his friend." (Ok... yes... this quote comes from the bible, John 15:13... but in no way am I a freaking bible freak... you get me! I just really liked the quote and its meaning!)

Anyway, I find the choice of words quite significant. Why not greater honor hath no man? Or greater righteousness? Perhaps it's because sacrifice... putting the needs of someone else before our own, is the cornerstone of true love. It's the bench mark by which we separate it from mere attraction or infatuation.

What the hell do I know about love though?! Really nothing. Just a thought. Speaking of which, time for another one of Jack Handey's Deep Thoughts:
"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face."