The martyrs of love, those who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of others are the real heroes. We draw inspiration from their example. When we love someone intensely we feel we could die for the sake of love.
The idea of dying for love strikes a deep cord within our being. We imagine the final scene of the drama where we as hero disappear from this world in a blaze of glory. The supreme sacrifice has been made. The audience feels inspired and now it’s time for us to rest.
The real test of love is not in dying but in living, in how we deal with the ordinary events of life. When you wake up in a foul mood, can you still be loving? When your partner is difficult, when others malign you, when things don’t go your way, when you’re bored, when you are having fun, when you are busy at work, when listening to music, where is love at those moments? Are you so caught up in the drama that you have lost the thread of love?
Love requires no special time or season. Every moment, every mood, every occasion is an opportunity to love. Heroes die for love, but the real challenge is can you live for love?