Love Is Futile


“Love is futile!” Herman thought. “For at least fifty percent of the people who commit their lives to someone else, it doesn’t end well.”

Herman wasn’t feeling very good about himself this morning. And he certainly wasn’t feeling so good about love either.


The Bible tells us that love is very special (1 Cor 13:1-13).

It describes love as patient … kind … and without envy. It tells us that love does not boast … is not proud or rude … is not self-seeking … does not easily anger … keeps no record of wrongdoing … does not delight in evil … rejoices with the truth … and always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.

In short, love never fails.

“Wow! Where do I find such love?” Herman wondered.


And that’s what depressed and frustrated our little, orange mouse about love. He was not any of that. He could never be that. And he had never met anyone who could.

So what’s the point in love, he wondered? Then he remembered something else he had stumbled across. It was a long while ago. As he recalled, he had been thumbing aimlessly through the Bible when he first saw it.

God is love, it said (1 John 4). And love is what Herman had been looking for all his life. Love is what the little mouse had most needed in life.

Herman thought a little more about this challenging thing people call love. What a great gift it is when God invites you to go on the adventure of finding love with another person who is also seeking the treasure of love.

Herman began to understand that he was hopelessly in love with someone inside the little mouse he loved so much. And the One He loved would never disappoint or hurt him!


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ!

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