I believe that the greatest challenge of a person is the challenge to love. We all have experienced love. We have felt and enjoyed the love of our parents, our brothers and sisters, our relatives and friends, our acquaintances and well wishers. On our part we have also loved and cared for them with all our hearts.
And yet some times we wonder what love is? Why is our greatest challenge to love? British poet John Keats once wrote that, “Love is my religion – I could die for that”. Keats identifies love with religion but he does not define love. We cannot define love as we cannot define, say for example, the smell of a rose or draw the picture of a perfume.
This book, Love is Challenge! does not present a treatise on challenges to love. But the book takes up issues of interest to our times and treats them from the perspective of love. The book revolves, so to say, on the axle of love.
The book covers a wide range of topics from circle of love to keeping anger under control, from euthanasia to a life worth living, from Mother Teresa to Sr. St. Alphonsa, from harvesting local terrorism to Islam a religion of peace, and from Diwali to Good Friday. In all these inspirational essays a perceptive reader may discover and even experience the challenges to love, which might help her/him to live life to the full.