A good friend of mine [shout out to Nate Lee] introduced me to this song.

I love it.

Because I’ve never encountered a song that echos the Love of the Cross so well.

It doesn’t even matter if the “she” in the song is a “real” woman or the feminine that is wisdom (Prov. 8; as wisdom is the fear/love of God (Prov. 1:7)); because, Love, described as such, is never separate/can never be separated from Jesus and the Cross. Love is the Cross; and, the Gospel, which is the proclamation of the Cross, is all love and all “Yes”. St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, writes, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. In the Cross we are in the realization of this love, this true love, this truly all “yes”.

Be ye prepared to enter into this Easter week.

“I’ve been beaten down, I’ve been kicked around,
But she takes it all for me.
And I lost my faith, in my darkest days,
But she makes me want to believe.

“They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
She is love, and she is all I need.
She’s all I need.

“Well I had my ways, they were all in vain,
And she waited patiently.
It was all the same, all my pride and shame,
And she put me on my feet.

“They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
She is love, and she is all I need.

“Cause when that world slows down, dear.
And when those stars burn out, here.
Oh she’ll be there, yes she’ll be there,
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
They call her love, love, love, love, love.
She is love, and she is all I need,
She is love, and she is all I need,
She is love, and she is all I need.”
(lyrics: click here)