Being in-love is pleasurable. The happiness, the joy, the excitement, and the anticipation. You know it, but it can’t be explained in words. You are willing to give willingly without the assurance of receiving something in return.
Because love involve risks. I even believe that it is a pre-requisite of it.
As Charlie Day says:
“You cannot succeed without the risk of failure. You cannot have voice without the risk of criticism, and you cannot love without the risk of loss. You must go out and you must take this risks.”
And yes, there will be risks: of loss, of pain and brokenness. Will you still be willing to take on those?
I love how C.S. Lewis puts it:
“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.”
True love involves real choice. And know this, that even the creator of all, is willing to take on the risks for true love.
He took the risk of love when He gave Adam the free will. And He still gave it anyway until today, the risk of being rejected by us every single day.
But God loved anyway.
“Because love is beautiful, and it is worth taking the risk.”