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Love and be Loved

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February 14, 2017 2 Comments

“If you love, you will suffer. The only way to protect yourself against suffering is to protect yourself against love – and that is the greatest suffering of all, loneliness.” Peter Kreeft.  What a powerful quote? We are meant to love and be loved. God, our Creator, created us for that purpose.

 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8
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This world that we live in today are filled with hatred. We hate our neighbor, the person in the car next to us and the annoying women standing in line in front of you! The list goes on. We hate because we are jealous. We hate because we are uncomfortable and we don’t understand each other or can’t relate to certain people or situations. We hate because somebody hurt us in the past and we hate because we are scared. This hatred is seen by our children and before we know it is has developed into a ripple effect of a confused world that are scared and full of hate.
 
So how do we Learn to Love?
 
I believe it is quite simple. If you look at God and get to know Him, you will see the way God love us and the way he intended for us to love each other. God’s love is unconditional.
 
Love God first and recognize His love for you. See what God’s sees in you. He made all of us different but perfect and with the same love. If you can see yourself trough God’s eyes, it will be much easier to love yourself.
 
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14
 
When you love yourself more it will also be much easier to return Love to others.
 
To Love others is to love selflessly. To love someone for who they are and to have patience and love them with their faults and short comings. Love does not keep a record. If you truly forgive someone you should let go. I absolutely love this quote:
 
“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” Marlene Dietrich
 
I’m not saying you should let people walk over you.  I’m saying to forgive someone reflects God’s character. One of the best ways of showing someone the wrong they have done is to contrast their actions with grace.  You may hurt a person by not forgiving them and thus feel some satisfying sense of getting even, but almost without exception, the hurt you do to yourself may be even greater.
 
Imagine if we could just be more patient with one another and remember that God loves us all the same… would the world be more full of Love?
 
Start with saying “I love you” to your child, the more your child will say “I love you” back. The more hugs and kisses you give, the more your home will be filled with love and affection. And when our children feel free to express their love to us, we instill in them perhaps the greatest value of all.Love Mommy x0x0(Life according to mommy)

 

 

February 17, 2017

2 Comments

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    lameez

    February 15, 2017

    So true love ur post 🙂

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      Elizabeth

      March 7, 2017

      Thank You Lameez x

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