Among the 4 things that wise King Solomon did not know was true love. Perhaps this is another reason
why he needed 700 wives and 300 concubines. The great Hebrew Patriarch Jacob or Israel was in love with Rachel. Despite the
tragedy of this great love affair, to Jacob is attributed the most romantic verse in western literature. Young Jacob worked
7 years for Rachel, but it seemed to him but a few days for the love he had for her. Now that's a patriarch in love.
King Solomon knew that he was missing something marvelous, but being in
love is nothing that can be discussed by one who has never experienced it. And to those fortunate enough to be in love or
who have been in love, no words are necessary. Nor will words ever do justice to this most spiritual and wonderful of feelings.
How nice it is to see a couple genuinely in love. The rarity today is a
mark of society's distress. We should be fostering true love rather than sex without it, because once young people begin
to taste the pleasures of love making, their addiction and pursuit of the experience guides them farther away from the potential
for true love. As a result painful separations and divorce are common place because without having ever been in love with
the spouse, the lower octave of romance, pleasant as it is, does not have the eternal spiritual pillar to weather life.
Years ago, when I lived in Spain, I participated in the regular Saturday
night church bailes (dances). All the generations were present from infants to great grandparents. It was the only night that
the novios and novias could be out past 10:00 PM. The novio is more than a steady boy friend, he is the novia's fiance
and the novia is his espoused. I don't know if this aspect of Spain endured, but I know one day the spirit of true love
will blossom again. This is an essential part of God's dream or intent. It is one thing that is purer than gold and more
valued as well. And with its return, the planet will enter a new dimension with a quality of life that will surpass the dreams
of the utopian philosophers.