Fierce passion — Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 NRSV

How wonderful it is when an ancient sacred text speaks with a seemingly contemporary voice.

Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death,
passion fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
a raging flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If one offered for love
all the wealth of one’s house,
it would be utterly scorned.