"Earworm" is a descriptive name for a song that gets into your head and refuses to leave. Usually, this can be mildly annoying, but this time a catchy old song perfectly fit the subject of this column.

In a week, Jo Ann and I will have been married for 22 years - a time that has seemed more like 22 days. I thought we were deeply in love on that Sept. 7 afternoon, but that love seems somewhat shallow when compared to the love that we share now.

That's where the lyrics to a 1969 hit by The Spiral Starecase fit in perfectly. "Oh, I love you more than yesterday/But not as much as tomorrow."

In the past 22 years, there have been many more laughs than tears, much more gladness than sadness, but in good times and bad, our love continues to grow. And with it grows the joy of being with the person you love most.

I think, at least I hope, that Jo Ann and I can also say the same about our love of God. We met in church, so it seems fitting that as our love for each other grows our love for the God responsible for lives becoming one grows even and ever more.

The ultimate joy of this divine love is the knowledge that if we live our lives right, our love for each other will be joined with an even greater love of God for eternity.


It is impossible

to love God too much.