1 Corinthians 13:4-8:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
My favorite scripture verses ever since I was eight-years-old screams amazingly and astoundingly in my inner spirit. It always amazes me that people try to place limits on love and how much or even how many people we can love. Robert A Heinlein once wrote: “The more you love, the more you can love–and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.” I totally concur with his statement.
I often wonder who and why would any one want to place limits on love. I have six children, and I love every single one of them. I love them equally, yet as individuals. Two weeks ago, a co-worker told me, “People are only capable of loving one person completely at a time.” I said, “What about parents who have more than one child?” She said, “Parents love their first child the most, the other ones, not so much. And any parent who tries to tell me differently, I’ll tell them they’re lying to their face.” I felt extremely appalled.
To me, love is powerful because it is wide; it is deep; it is open; and it is more! Any human has the capability to love more than one person. Hell, I love my parents, my husband, each of my friends, all of my children, my siblings, all of my cousins, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my nieces and nephews, and the rest of my family. I love them equally, yet differently.
I literally cannot fathom limitations on love. Humans are capable of loving, having intense feelings and deep affection, for more than one person at a time. Poly, polyamory, just means loving more than one person. I see no issue with polyamory as long as the persons involved are consenting adults and no deception occurs.
Love Wide, Love Deep, Love Open, Love More, and above all….Love Honestly!