Melek Ta’us: Love

A Month of Written Devotion for Melek Ta’us, the Peacock Angel

“All you need is love.”

It is important to remember that those Four Young Gentlemen from Liverpool were already rich and famous when they sang that line.

Melek Ta’us remembers this. He has love for all humanity. He also has tests, trials, chastisements, and strategic sarcasm. Love is, in fact, not all you need. Rent’s still got to be paid, messes still have to be cleaned up, and you still have to deal with people who have no love for you.

One of the gifts of Melek Ta’us is in not letting you get away with ignoring the not-love things in life. He’s the kind of god who will push you to do things you don’t want to do, but need to do. He’s the kind of god who will tell you what he thinks of you, whether you like it or not.

And he’ll do it because he loves you enough not to shield you from the sharp edges and rough roads in life.

Love is a motivator, not a solution. Love can inspire you to do all you need, but the simple fact of love won’t solve the problems of life.

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Ember’s doing it, too: Month of Written Devotion

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About Lon Sarver

Lon Sarver is a polytheist priest of Dionysos, living in the San Francisco Bay Area and contemplating (with a healthy amount of dread) making a second attempt at a career in Marriage and Family Therapy. View all posts by Lon Sarver

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