For born-again governor, love is a matter of faith
In one especially soul-baring e-mail to his Argentine mistress, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford quoted from 1 Corinthians 13 about the nature of love.
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#1 Jul 2, 2009
That world view, he says, "divorces" love from emotion, because "feelings are fleeting and not to be trusted."
"Love is something that is cultivated in the trenches of living a day-to-day relationship," says Bartowski. "That is not a Hallmark moment.
I disagree, the world view over-values the feelings that some mistake for love. a great deal of trust is placed on feelings...and religious faith doesnt escape that. "I feel god in my life, I feel him working on me, god blessed me with this gift."...etc...fleeting moments of emotional bursts. and most usually mentioned at times of feeling good.
people rarely if ever says in times of stress, or sadness, "I feel god here. god is working in my life, yeah baby, god is holding my hand, thank you god for me losing my job, leg, arm...etc"...instead the religious implore for gods prescence, basically a "why have you forsaken me god?" line of thinking (like his son)
IMO, too much of what we hear that is described as a religious experience is purely feelings, outbursts of feelings at some moment of heightened
but I do agree that true love, or whatever it is we experience within a true committed relationship is cultivated...worked on each day, and in each moment, most especially the toughest ones.
for me it was the abandonment of expectations, and the old cliche thats there's no I in team.
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