IMAGINE LIFE is a car, and our goal is to make it from one side of the country to the other. The only way to do that is by having a full tank of gas. What is the gas in our lives, as humans, that makes us go? How does the car move further along the path? I believe that love is the gas in the car.
Connection from one human to another makes us who we are. Writers have tried to put love into words over and over again. Centuries of lives have been spent trying to understand love. We want to nail it down to scientific understanding — and while we may get close to understanding the amygdala and mirror neurons in our brains — we still have yet to understand love and compassion fully. It’s something we feel for our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends, and maybe somehow for our enemies.
We may never be able to explain it, but we surely can try. This issue of Good News is about love: the love between friends, love between partners, and love between people in the community. These stories from the heart are Good News. GN