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. …
She is love, and she is all I need.

Well I had my ways, they were all in vain,
But 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. …
She is love, and she is all I need.

And when that world slows down, dear.
And when those stars burn out, here.
Oh she’ll be here, yes she’ll be here,
They call her love, love, love, love, love. …

She is love, and she is all I need,

Who would have thought that a song from Top 40 radio would be so spot on? This song speaks of an ideal love that is self-sacrificing, patient, forgiving, inspiring, sufficient, and unwavering. It seems to me that this description of love coincides with the Christian understanding of love. Jesus did not live for his own benefit, but gave of himself for the benefit of others. He who is love was selfless to the point of death.

[EDIT- Just found out that Lauren has already posted on this song last April. Yes, the song is just that good.]