I came across this poem by Teryn O’Brien on love during the season of Advent. I’m grateful for its simplicity and willingness to look at love in a creative way.
As I reflect on this poem I can’t help but believe that the advent of God’s Messiah, both his celebrated birth and his promised return, is what helps us all make sense of the deeper things of this world.
Here’s to love overcoming a world gone mad.
Do not call yourself a hopeless romantic
For to be romantic is to see the world
As it ought to be despite all the darkness
You wish deeper things for the world
You dream to see goodness fulfilled
And love to overcome
You are, in fact, a hopeful romantic:
Living with courageous Christlikeness
in a world gone mad