Another tweeter grieved — I’m mourning over the divorce, I’m crying and eating a gallon of ice cream until I wake up from this nightmare —
Shelton, one of the coaches on NBC’s singing competition The Voice and superstar singer, Lambert, had been married for four years.
While some fans’ comments may have been tongue-in-cheek, even if exaggerated, they point to something we need to be alert to. If we worship anyone’s marriage to some degree, anointing it as idealistically perfect and tying our happiness to it, most likely we will experience sadness and resignation at every perceived failure.
Intellectually we may know better than to hold another’s life and marriage as something perfect. Flawless templates will never be found in human life. Yet, we yearn to experience and celebrate love, especially a fadeless love.
The Bible describes Christ Jesus’ selfless and constant love. Why the consistency? Because he reflected a divine Love, his Father’s love.
“The life of Christ is the perfect example; and to compare mortal lives with this model is to subject them to severe scrutiny,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, Christian author and healer.
We can appreciate another’s talents, yet to idolize them even to a degree reveals our need for a spiritual understanding of love. As we open our hearts to the divine, our receptivity enables us to glimpse that we, too, reflect Love.
A growing spiritual understanding can give us emotional equilibrium through a knowledge that our Father-Mother, Love, satisfies us. This important understanding erases disappointments.
While we wish people we admire the best as they move forward in their lives, we can joyfully eat our ice cream, celebrating with certainty that love continues unchanged because of its real source.
– Keith Wommack is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Syndicated Columnist, husband, and step-dad. He has been described as a spiritual spur (since every horse needs a little nudge now and then). Keith’s columns originate at: KeithWommack.com