Perhaps I will eventually write a post where I explain the difference between a real love song and something that pretends to be a love song. But reblogging this post will suffice for today.
Here in “LOVE’S NOT FOR SISSYS” we have a love song. This love song is about giving our self to someone else.
What is a phony love song? That love song extols the “virtues” of using another human being to satisfy our pleasure. Such a love song just provides a convenient rationalization for our selfishness. That is, the phony love song describes selfish behavior as love.
I was listening to this song in my afternoon devotion. It reminded me that love is not the sweet mushy thing that our culture has sometimes made it out to be. Love is tough as nails, tenacious, ferocious. It toughens our heart while never hardening it. It calls us to hang on even as we let go. It calls us to release control even while continuing to urge others to become their best selves. It can drive us until our backs are against the wall and at last set us free from our worst prisons. Love is not for sissys. It’s a call to arms for the world’s greatest warriors!