Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Is there anyone among my readers who recalls Eddy Arnold’s tear-jerking lyrics: “Have I told you lately that I love you? Could I tell you once again somehow?”

Those two lines run musically through my mind too often to be meaningless! I want to revive them! I want to make a difference where I live, in what I hear and what I read! I need to tell another—or better—sing to all those who cross my path, who emit ugly sounds or cruel words: “Could I tell you once again somehow…that I love you?” And I’d suggest that the more we hear words of hatred and division, tweets and social media insults, the more I need to learn the melody of Eddy Arnold’s lyrical tears and find ways to follow through on those questions without feeling crazy or isolated! I want to sing those words loudly and clearly to those I disagree with, dislike, avoid, isolate, deport, even want to silence or, perhaps, impeach! Will you help me, dear reader? I think we could make a difference…

Renée Domeier, OSB

Photo: Andra Johnson