WE LOVE WHAT WE KNOW
We must have love for those we want to know. They are usually, if not always, in this order: We love what we know and understand. If this is not so we give ourselves only partially and sparingly to loving. We remain closed and guarded not only to disclosure to our Lover, but to any complete form of release. (I have seen this many times in struggling married couples and other relationships.) Release is based on trust and we give ourselves to the degree we trust. Love is measured, leveled and determined by this trust factor.
What we don’t understand we are reluctant to trust and often this lack of understanding is intentional because it serves as our last out, and best chance of not having to submit, commit and be swallowed up by something, or someone, who is greater than we are. The only defense for this is to say. ‘I don’t understand’ when in fact we fully understand. Knowing this to be the way of the mankind He loved and came for, He chose love as the way to conquer and be conquered. Our understanding and love become the perfect union. The tandem of the two giving strength to both.
“If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Jesus