Our first principle is the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Our second principle is Justice, equity and compassion in human relations. So "Love" as a topic is pretty legitimate for us. In fact we return to this theme every year (its one of our favorites.)
Mark and Betty set us up for a topic of love. In fact, love is universal. It is Christian (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) it is Muslim (Rumi quotes could fill the entire hour but we limited ourselves to reading only two) and love is written about in Asia (Lao Tzu: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.)
The service was: "The Poets Speak of Love." and we did. Then we sang "There is more love somewhere" from the hymnal. (who knew the hymnal was up to the occasion.)
"Who can explain it, who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try."
from-Some Enchanted Evening By Oscar Hammerstein II