“Trust I seek and I find in you,
Every day for us something new,
Open mind for a different view,
And nothing else matters.”
— Metallica, Nothing Else Matters
The vision of relational intimacy takes us into the nether land of commitment, to the point that, in the context of the relationship, nothing else matters. Under all conditions, including duress and impediment, commitment never fails.
This works in all manifestations of relationship: with God, with others (including with a special other), and us, with ourselves.
As we trust in our seeking the other, as they seek us through their trust, we find… we always find. We always find what we’re looking for when we seek in the commitment of trust, for like love, trust never fails — where, like with love that never fails, we never stop trusting.
For such a relationship as it is that has commitment, where nothing else matters, every day holds, for us, something new, where minds are open for a different view.
Intimacy comes when we’re close no matter how far we are away from each other. Even when we feel far from God, He’s so close. It’s the same with a dear friend all the way across the other side of the world. Oceans may separate, but when it comes to love, nothing else matters.
As far as intimacy is concerned, we’re closest to ourselves when we’re lonely; when we have to crave God, and when we’re ready to dig deeply into concepts of intimacy through our vulnerability — which is the courage to risk for love. And in all this, because nothing else matters than our relationships of love, we’ll do anything to connect; so good we live in an age where the practicalities of connection have never been more accessible.
The best of relationships happens when commitment says, “Nothing else matters.” It’s wonderful, we’re beckoned into such a relationship with God, where intimacy grows and may reign.
What we crave most of all is connection where beyond love nothing else matters.