“The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.”  —Ross Parmenter; Writer/ Anthropologist

What am I devoted to?

This past Saturday, my brother Adam and his fiancé Lori were married. The day, the ceremony, the people who gathered, the reception, the intricate details to the weekend were stunningly beautiful.  And all the while I felt honored to be witness not only to their celebration, but especially to their devotion.

My brother and his wife have a unique and meaningful relationship and I believe all those who attended the wedding would agree that their love is one based on respect, commitment and dedication to something greater than themselves.

When we devote ourselves to something other than our own motives, own desires or own fanciful cravings, we in turn find something better than we imagined.  We find peace, reassurance, self-less love, agreement in our spirit, support, hope, life, and faith. These are the attributes to a life worth living—a life ultimately wished for.

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