What I did for "love"
I was rich, famous, and powerful.
I wasn’t bad looking.
But that wasn’t enough.
I went all the way and much, much further.
Women literally flocked to me.
And I did anything they wanted.
Suddenly, I had found that I had turned my back on everything that I had once stood for.
I had trashed all the things that had been the most important and most precious in my life.
Now I was old and my riches and power had been taken away from me.
But that wasn’t the worst.
I learned how terrible, how bitter, how devastating it was
to break the heart of God.
(cf today’s first reading: 1 Kings 11:4-13)