“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder maidens love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers.” (Song of Songs 1:2-4)
Forgive me, O Lord, when I settle for a life of duty, chore, and obligation, rather than experiencing the passion and the desire and the affection that you have for me. Help me to never settle for less than your kiss, your caress, your Divine embrace. Help me to never just give you “a peck on the cheek for want of making love.” Sometimes it’s just easier, but it’s not what I really want. I want more. I want you! Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth—for your love is more delightful than anything. Amen.