After a song on the radio this morning, one of the crazy DJs raised the point, "Why do songs always talk about loving you with the heart? Why not the spleen, or the lung?" The female DJs quickly responded that it didn't even sound romantic. It made me laugh.
In the Ivory Coast, people love each other with all their livers. After all, the liver purifies all the toxins from the body. The summer I visited we got to witness a wedding between the first Christian couple to grow up in the Ivorian FWB church. The church was very excited about it, and the children's choir wrote a song in honor of the couple. One of the verses admonished the husband to take his wife and hold her forever in his liver. I can still hear their little verses chanting, "Oh Nicolai, and Bernadette..." which seemed to be how each verse and every chorus started.
So if you haven't told your spouse or friend you loved them today, let them know how much you care...with all your liver.