For seven years, the shepherd Jacob slaved
for the father of beautiful Rachel, working not for the man,
but only for her, knowing ever since he began
that she alone was the only reward he craved.
His days, dreaming of the wedding that lay ahead,
passed by, content to see her from time to time,
until her father plotted his duplicitous crime,
by placing Leah in Jacob’s marriage bed.
Learning the cruel deception, Jacob, in tears,
had lost the one he loved, as if, somehow,
he hadn’t truly earned the proper wife.
But he starts all over again, for seven more years,
saying, “If life wasn’t so short, beginning right now,
I’d serve even longer for Rachel, the love of my life.”
Luis Vaz de Camões
Jacob’s story is one of the most beautiful love stories ever. The fact of working for his uncle for 14 years to get the love of his wife, makes Jacob a man of principles. He is a role model of faith and determination, especially in the liquid love era.
Luciano Aparecido Marques