Infatuation can be created in a day. Love takes time – by Steven Mills

יִּקַּח אֶת רִבְקָה וַתְּהִי לוֹ לְאִשָּׁה וַיֶּאֱהָבֶהָ

“and he took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her”
Parsha – Chayei Sarah
Chapter 24, Verse 67

On the face of it, the Torah simply tells us that Yitzchak married Rivkah, and that he loved her.  Nothing too out of the ordinary there.

But if we look a little closer, we see that the order of events is highly significant.
We learn that first he married her, and then he loved her.

Love is not something that happens in an instant.  In the early days of a relationship, when people talk about ‘love at first sight’ or ‘falling in love’ this is often more of an infatuation than true love.  True love is not created in a day. It takes years to develop.  In our world of instant gratification this is difficult to appreciate, but it is nonetheless true.

Infatuation can be created in a day. Love takes time.

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

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