When you here the word love triangle what come to mind?
Perhaps the intrigue that develops on a soap opera or the encounters of JErry Springer love. Maybe even the recent movie hits like Twilight or The Hunger Games.
Loretta Lynn sang "you're not woman enough to take my man."
Love Triangle usually involve as you might had guessed it three, perhaps two men vying for the affection of one woman or two women vying for the attention and affection of one man and they go at it until someone is left on the outside looking in.
There is usually a lot of intense emotion, sentiment, tears, pain, and perhaps even vengeance played out in these types of relationships.
But are there healthy love triangles? Is there a love triangle that is recommended by Sacred Scripture. Does Jesus speak about such realities?
In today's gospel Jesus proclaims the essential summation of the law and prophets with a simple response to a question, "which commandment is the greatest in the law?"
You Shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Extreme simplicity and the ultimate love triangle: God, Neighbor, Self.
Here is the Love Triangle that is meant to set the world on Fire.
How do we do with this love triangle?
A professor of literature once posed this thought, "if you want to know what is happening in story? If you want to know where the plot is developing then look what love is doing?
Follow the path of love!
What is love doing in you life, your story?
How are we engaged in the love triangle on which our life in eternity depends?
Examen, reflect and then act!