New York to California

DSC01292“No mountain’s too high. No stone is too small. I’ll build a bridge through the fire. For you I would crawl from New York to California.” -Mat Kearney

Have you ever felt this way about another person? I know, it’s easy to say you have, but did you ever take the time to truly consider it? I remember the first time someone asked me if I would die for her, and I have to admit I didn’t think about it first. I said sure. I mean, she was a girl I was seeing, and I knew it would just break her heart if I thought about it before I answered her. But I have since thought about it, and in myriad detail too, and I’ve come to a conclusion. Maybe we weren’t really built for self-sacrifice, at least to that extent, or maybe just some of us weren’t.

When we say “I would do anything for you,” what do we mean? Does it mean we would stop watching our favorite show because you don’t like it? Does it mean we would go to church if you asked us, even if we hate religion? Or does it mean anything at all? Because the average human being will only go all the way for one other person in their entire lives. And they don’t even know it, because they never have to do it.

Maybe that’s the true gist of it after all. Until we are truly challenged to go farther than we’ve ever gone before for someone else, we never really consider it. But think about it now. If you have a significant other, would you be willing to crawl from New York to California for her or him?

Sam

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